Two Injured in Shooting During a Funeral at Wisconsin Cemetery

Gunfire erupted during a funeral at a cemetery in southeast Wisconsin, injuring two people on June 2.

The Ravine Police Department said that multiple shots were fired at Graceland Cemetery at 2:26 p.m. local time.

A juvenile was treated and released while another victim was taken to a hospital in Milwaukee, according to Sergeant Kristi Wilcox

No arrests have been made as of June 2 evening, Wilcox said.

Images from the scene showed law enforcement officials around a white casket that had yet to be lowered into the grave.

The funeral was for Da’Shontay Lucas King Sr., who was fatally shot by police last month during a traffic stop, sister Natasha Mullen said.

“We were at the gravesite trying to get prepared to bury him, and bullets started flying everywhere,” Mullen said.

Residents reported hearing 20 to 30 shots, according to Racine Journal Times.

The police told residents to avoid the area near Lathrop Avenue and Graceland Boulevard as the investigation into the shooting is still active.

Ascension All Saints Hospital was placed on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution,” the hospital said in a statement.

Racine Mayor Cory Mason described the incident as “heinous” and has directed the police department to enforce a juvenile curfew ordinance through the weekend.

“The violence has got to stop! Revenge is not the answer. Ending gun violence is the top priority of the police department and my administration,” Mason said in a statement.


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