Kenosha Police were called to Coins Sports Bar (1714 52nd Ave) at approximately 3:50am this morning for a mass shooting, KPD reported on the police radio that at least 4 people were shot.
One source who was at the tavern, reports that at least one male black individual was deceased and another victim, a black female had a gun shot wound to her abdomen and another male black had a serious gunshot wound. A fourth victim located a few blocks away, had a minor gunshot wound to his ankle. A Kenosha Police spokesman confirmed one person is dead and two more are in serious condition as of 6:45am. Flight for life was requested to the scene, but due to the weather, were unavailable. At least four ambulances were dispatched to the scene. KPD was otherwise so busy that a all-staff alert message was sent out to all off-duty officers. Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene and at least three Racine police officers came to assist. Caladonia Police and the Racine Sheriff also sent personnel to assist.
After seeing 15 homicides in 2021, a 300% increase from the previous 12 years, we at KCE repeatedly asked the mayor for his gameplan to address the unprecedented spike in murders. He never responded, other than once to blame covid-19 and guns. We also reached out to the President of the Kenosha City Council, David Bogdala, but he also declined to show any sense of urgency, or even respond to our multiple inquiries. He has been keeping the City residents updated on the status of the ice rink, however. Bogdala and the rest of the City Council support the mayor’s agenda more than 95% of the time, including multiple public housing projects. We heard from only two Aldermen, Dave Paff and Rocco Lamacchia who seemed to be concerned enough to explore options to combat the murders. KCE doesn’t believe the City government has a plan.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information surfaces.
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