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Kenosha Police: Man killed in shooting early Sunday morning

Posted at 6:35 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 07:00:53-05

KENOSHA -- Early Sunday morning, shots rang out near 69th Street and 25th Avenue in Kenosha. The Kenosha Police Department says one adult male was found dead at the scene with a gun. Neighbors in the area are shaken up from hearing gunshots near their homes. 

David Peterson agrees that it's an terrible incident, but says it doesn't make the neighborhood bad. Peterson lives a few homes away from the shooting incident. But, he says it doesn't make the whole neighborhood bad. 

"It's a one off for this part of the city. We've never had a shooting around here and this for that type of thing. You know?" Says Peterson. 

However, Shelly Meyer disagrees. Both Peterson and Meyer have families who've lived in the area for close to 100 years. Both neighbors say they've grown up in the neighborhood.

Meyer says she was awake when shots rang out. She says, she came outside once the firing had stopped and found police on the scene. Meyers argues that this section of the block has changed for the worse. 

"All of the sudden, we seen a dozen of the police just go running into the back yard. That's when we found out that there was a victim, with a gun, shot in the alley," says Meyer. 

While some neighbors say they're looking to move, others are saying they won't like incidents like this run them out of their neighborhood. Both Meyer and Peterson say neighbors should stay vigilant and call the police whenever things seem suspicious.  

Kenosha Police say the incident is under investigation as a homicide. They're telling those in the area there is no reason to believe they're in danger, because it's an isolated incident. Police say further details on what happened before shots rang out are still under investigation.