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.
“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. .
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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