A 16-year-old teen in Wisconsin was ambushed and shot at point blank range by two gunmen while walking with a child on the street on Sunday evening – a horrific attack caught on video by a local surveillance camera.
Footage of the shooting shared by cops shows the unidentified male teen walking on the sidewalk, alongside a small child, when a black SUV suddenly pulls up next to them at the intersection of Albert and Marquette streets in Racine.
Two individuals can be seen getting out, with one of them staying near the vehicle while the other runs towards the teen and the young child, who immediately start retreating.
The teen, however, slips and falls onto the ground. One of the gunmen moves closer and fires multiple shots at close range as the small child successfully flees the scene without any injuries.
All of the suspects left the scene immediately, leaving their victim laying in the street.
An anonymous witness in the area ran up to the severely-wounded teen to render aid before calling 911.
The victim was brought to Ascension All Saints Hospital before being transferred to to a hospital in Milwaukee – 30 miles away – via emergency medical helicopter.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the teenager remains in critical but stable condition, cops said.
It’s just the latest incident to rock the southern Wisconsin city, which has been plagued by gun violence in recent months – including a number of shootings carried out by teen gunmen.
Video of the shooting captured by a nearby surveillance camera at the intersection of Albert and Marquette streets in Racine, Wisconsin, shows two unidentified gunmen approaching a male teen walking on the sidewalk with a child after suddenly pulling up in a black SUV
The teen (muzzled) was shot out on the street at point blank range before the two gunmen get back into their dark-colored van and flee the scene. Racine Police Department have not made any arrests in relation to Sunday’s shooting
No suspects have been arrested in relation to the shooting, police added, and the case still remains under investigation.
RPD declined to provide details to DailyMail.com on identities of the child and of the victim, as well as the number of times the teen was shot.
Sunday’s shooting came just a week after another teenager, 14-year-old Eugene Henderson Jr., was killed on March 13 by a gunshot to the head.
He was riding as a passenger in a stolen car when he was killed in a drive-by shooting, following an alleged argument with the driver of the car next to him.
A $1,000 reward is being offered in exchange for additional information on the suspects, who have not been held captive yet. A GoFundMe page for Henderson’s funeral expenses has so far raised $11,165.
Eugene Henderson, 14, was killed on March 13 after a vehicle pulled up by a stolen car he was riding in as a passenger and a gunman shot him in the head
It’s not the first violent incident the city has dealt with in the past year, either.
In 2021, a total of 76 juvenile delinquents were jailed in Racine County for gun-related charges, according to county data.
‘We’re hearing it more and more with younger and younger teenagers,’ said Mayor Cory Mason. ‘To put it in context, these are 9th- and 10th-graders often engaged in some of these activities.’
‘Young folks and guns just don’t mix,’ Charlie French, executive director at Racine Neighborhood Watch, told Fox 6. ‘I think that’s the thing that sticks out the most is that they were very young.’
‘This is a reflection on our community, and our community needs to get involved and do something about it,’ said French.
Any witnesses, or anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.
Anonymous tip caller can contact Crime Stoppers’ hotline at 262-636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.