UPDATE: Shooting in Delta Hotel parking lot, police are looking for suspects

MOUNT PLEASANT — A shooting Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Delta by Marriott hotel across from JI Case High School injured a man and closed the school for about an hour.

Mount Pleasant Police responded at 1:12 p.m. September 28, to a report of gunshots. According to an MPPD press release, they found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. He was airlifted to Ascension-All Saints before being airlifted to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life in serious but stable condition.

A brief statement about the department Facebook page confirmed there had been a shooting in the Delta Hotel parking lot and asked the public to avoid the area.

Rescue personnel from flight for life loaded the victim into the helicopter at 2 p.m. and took off for Froedtert Hospital at 2:02 p.m.

“I came home sick. I heard from the secretary that there was a lockdown,” said Case choir teacher Elizabeth Steege. “I’m so worried.”

A source inside the school told Racine County Eye that police are looking for two suspects.

Shortly after, Racine Unified School District notified parents on its Facebook page that pick-up time would be as usual at 2:48 p.m. Students and buses would be sent south of the parking lot to avoid police presence. .

The shooting victim is transferred to the Flight for Life helicopter at Ascension All Saints in Racine, heading to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. – Video credit: Emma Widmar
The Flight for Life helicopter lands on the grounds of Ascension All Saints Hospital. – Credit: Emma Widmar

Racine County Eye will continue to update this story as details become available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 262-884-0454 option #4 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330 or through the Crime Stoppers app.

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to include the time of the shooting, the age of the victim and their condition.

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Brandon D. James