After shots were fired on a Kenosha street Saturday night, a family found a bullet in a bed where two children were sleeping.
Kenosha Police received multiple calls of gunshots heard on the 6000 block of 25th Avenue at about 11:37 p.m.
“On scene, officers were flagged down by a witness,” said Lt. James Beller.
The woman told officers a bullet went through her wall into her second-floor apartment where four children were sleeping. Beller said the bullet was found “on a bed where two children were sleeping.”
Officers on the scene found additional bullet holes in the residence, and found eight 9mm bullet casings outside.
The shooting may be related to a spate of four shots-fired incidents last week, including one in which a man was shot in the ankle.
Two people have been charged related to last week’s shootings.
On Friday, James P. King, 17, of Racine, was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, receiving a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent.
King was charged related to an apparent gun battle that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. April 8 on the street near 60th Street and 14th Avenue. Police were called to the area for a report of gunfire, with a witness saying that shots were coming from the area behind a Mobil gas station, 6018 14th Ave. Police searching the area found a total of 12 shell casings, including two different brands of 9mm casings and one .380 shell casing.
A witness told police he saw a man run through a yard on 13th Court and jump a fence, then run near the nearby railroad tracks.
While officers were investigating, Kenosha Hospital reported a person with a gunshot wound — later identified as King — had come to the emergency room. King said he had gone to the gas station to get food with a cousin and that, once there, a group of five people he recognized as having an issue with “one of his boys” began shooting at him and that he fired his own gun while he ran. After jumping a fence, he realized he had been shot. A relative gave him a ride to the hospital.
Police went to that relative’s home and found a black Ruger .380 handgun, according to the complaint. That gun had been reported stolen from a parked vehicle in Kenosha last November. According to the complaint, King “did not give anyone consent to shoot him but said that he did not want to have anyone arrested for it.” He refused to say where he got the gun.
Ge’Var Thompson, 17, was charged last Thursday with possession of a short-barreled shotgun, possession of a short-barreled rifle, concealing a stolen firearm, harboring or aiding a felon-hiding evidence and two counts of possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent.
According to the criminal complaint, Thompson was charged after police searched his home on the 6300 block of 25th Avenue on April 9 in connection to an investigation of an exchange of gunfire that had occurred the same day. During the search, police found 9mm Luger ammunition, a portion of a shotgun barrel lying on a chair, a sawed-off shotgun inside the furnace in the basement and a Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 rifle with the stock cut off hidden inside an access panel to the bathroom plumbing. The shotgun had been reported stolen in Kenosha in 2017.
According to the complaint, the guns are believed to have been hidden for Passion Wade, who is currently in jail awaiting trial on another shooting that police believe is gang related.
Wade, 17, of Kenosha, was charged related to a shooting that occurred in July 2018 after a fight at Kenosha’s Fourth of July carnival. Wade is charged with two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety related to a shooting that left a 15-year-old boy and 21-year-old man injured.