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Shots fired overnight rattled neighbors in Racine County

Posted at 6:09 PM, Nov 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 19:22:37-05

RACINE COUNTY -- Neighbors woke to the sound of multiple shots fired overnight in the Village of Mount Pleasant and the City of Racine.

It happened Sunday at 1:34 am. Mount Pleasant Police and Racine Police received reports of approximately 14 shots fired in the area of Clark Street between 22nd Street in the Village of Mount Pleasant to 21st Street and Clark in the City of Racine. Both departments responded and thoroughly check the area.

A scene was located in the 2200 block of Racine and Clark near Rosario Lomas's home. 

“All you heard was pow pow pow pow pow," Lomas said. “I’m sick of it, this is every weekend."

Rosario Lomas lives on Clark Street in the Village of Mount Pleasant with her husband and their nine children. According to Lomas, safety wasn’t always a concern, but lately, things have taken a turn for the worse. Shots fired overnight rattled neighbors in the Village of Mount Pleasant  

“I shouldn’t have to tell my kids to stay in the house when I grew up here. I lived here my whole entire life," Lomas said. “[They're] putting my life in danger, my kids' life in danger and everybody else that lives on this block."

In a news release issued by Mount Pleasant PD a sergeant with the department confirms, a vehicle parked on 22nd Street just west of Racine Street was struck multiple times, [and] a house in the 2200 block of Clark was also hit by a bullet, but the bullet did not penetrate enough into the home and hurt any of its residents.  

Police also found multiple shell casing, live rounds, and expended bullets near the 2200 block of Clark, but they’re still searching for who did it and why. 

“This is something that needs to be stopped," Lomas said."I don’t care how they stop it, I don’t care what they do, but it’s starting to get really ridiculous."

According to police, no one was injured as a result of the incident, but they are still investigating it and ask anyone with information to report it.