UPDATE: Witnesses say 16-year-old shot outside Horlick Field after football game – Racine County Eye

  • September 11, 2022

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UPDATE 8:14 a.m. Sept. 10: Officials with the Racine Police Department confirmed Saturday morning that a 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg.
Officers providing extra attention at the Horlick football game heard the shots and ran toward High Street and Blake Avenue. They found the girl laying on the sidewalk after being shot in the leg. Rescue personnel took the girl by ambulance to Ascension-All Saints Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
ORIGINAL STORY:
RACINE, WI — A teenage girl was shot outside Horlick Field following a high school football game Friday night, according to preliminary reports.
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Five to 10 shots rang out just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, after the conclusion of the Horlick High School vs. Oak Creek High School football game.
 Jennifer Tumidajewicz-Lalor said she was waiting for her husband to pick up her and her kids when shots were fired about 10 feet away from her.
 “All I know is me and my kids were waiting for my husband to pick us up. We were waiting on High Street in the parking lot. We heard five or more shots behind us, and everyone ran and screamed. They almost ran me over.”
Don Wadewitz, the announcer, said police already at the game responded to the scene quickly. Game officials closed the back gate. The coaches ushered the players into the locker rooms.
“They had people wait at the gate at first,” he said. “It was pretty crazy.”
Once more police arrived, the gaits opened up, and the fans were allowed to leave.
Racine County Eye has reached out to the Racine Police Department and the Racine Unified School District officials. We will update the story when we receive more information.
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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.
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