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Racine, WI Police Department
Thursday October 25th, 2018 :: 01:39 p.m. CDT



Date: October 24, 2018

No: 18-27
Subject: Homicide
Victim: Vyshonn Avitia, 18 years old

The time of the incident was 7:57pm. There are no other updates at this time.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Racine Police responded to the 1900 block of Prospect St. for calls of gun shots being heard in the area. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim did die at the scene. The investigation is active and closed off from the public. We ask that you stay away from the area until the scene is released by our Investigators. Any additional details on the incident will be given in an updated release tomorrow. The victim is an eighteen year old male.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756 or contact Inv. Rasmussen at 262-635-7774.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.

All media inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to my attention at (262) 635-7772.

Sgt. Adam Malacara
Public Information Officer

Racine, WI Police Department
730 Center St
Racine, WI 53403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 262-635-7700

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