Published On: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022

2 injured in shooting at Wisconsin cemetery during funeral

Two people were shot during a service at southeast Wisconsin cemetery Thursday as loved ones were paying their final respects to a 37-year-old man, police said,

One of the people shot about 2:30 p.m. in Racine at Graceland Cemetery was flown to a hospital in Milwaukee, she said. The other has been treated and released. Their conditions were not immediately available.

A suspect shot and injured five people during a funeral at Graceland Cemetery in Racine Thursday afternoon, family tells TMJ4 News.
Police at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wis., on Thursday afternoon.WTMJ

The gunfire erupted as mourners at Graceland were saying goodbye to Da’Shontay Lucas King Sr., said a representative of Draeger-Langendorg Funeral Home and Crematory.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday evening, Wilcox said. The shooting was under investigation.

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

The cemetery in Racine is about 30 miles south of downtown Milwaukee and less than 4 miles west of Lake Michigan.

The incident follows deadly mass shootings in Tulsa, OklahomaBuffalo, New YorkUvalde, Texas; and New Orleans. A wave of gun violence also hit several cities over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving at least 156 people dead and 412 injured from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to a preliminary count by The Gun Violence Archive.

Suzanne Ciechalski and Phil Helsel contributed.

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