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Kenosha Police investigating three shootings, including two homicides, in less than 24 hours
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Kenosha Police investigating three shootings, including two homicides, in less than 24 hours


In less than 24 hours, four people were shot and two killed in three separate incidents in Kenosha:

Early Thursday, two men were shot, one killed, at a home in the 4000 block of 14th Avenue.

About four hours earlier, a man was shot while walking in the 1500 block of 61st Street.

Early Wednesday, a 42-year-old man was shot and killed in his apartment building in the 3500 block of 50th Street.

“At this point we have no evidence to say that the three (shootings) are related,” said Kenosha Police Lt. James Beller.

14th Avenue

Beller said police received a call at 12:24 a.m. Thursday that two adult men had been shot at a house in the 4000 block of 14th Avenue.

Beller said one of the men was dead at the scene.

According to police scanner information, the man who survived the shooting was taken to a Milwaukee hospital by Flight for Life.

No additional information was available from police.

On Thursday morning, investigators were at the scene, with the residential block closed to traffic, police tape stretching across the road from the house.

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Later in the afternoon, the block was quiet and most of the police tape was gone. There Christmas decorations outside a house across the street from the home where the shooting occurred, a woman walking her dog past the shooting scene saying she was just out looking at Christmas trees at a nearby lot.

A couple unloading groceries a few houses down said they heard nothing during the night.

“I woke up when the police knocked on my door,” the woman said.

50th Street

Meanwhile, police identified a man killed early Wednesday in a Wilson Heights apartment building as Marion Allen, 42, of Kenosha.

Beller confirmed that police are investigating Allen’s death as a homicide.

Beller said residents of the apartment building, 3514 50th St., reported hearing gunfire at 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, then found Allen lying in a common area with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

On Thursday afternoon several residents of the building said they did not want to talk about the incident.

“I heard something, but I don’t want to get involved,” said one woman.

61st Street

At 8:45 p.m. Wednesday police, were called to the 1500 block of 61st Street for a report of gunfire, finding a man who had been shot in the arm and neck.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Beller said the injured man told police he was walking back to a house after going to a nearby gas station when he was shot.

He ran to a nearby home and waited for police.

Police seek information

Police are asking people to contact the department if they have home surveillance video footage around the time of the shootings or information on the any of the incidents to contact the Kenosha Police Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

Those calling about the 50th Street homicide should refer to case number 2019-11558.


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