A manhunt is underway for an unidentified gunman who shot five family members as they attended the funeral for a man who was shot and killed by a police officer last month.
A funeral was being held for Da’Shontay L. King Sr at around 2.30pm Thursday at the Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin, when police say an unnamed gunman opened fire.
It remains an ‘active shooter’ situation, police said, and the gunman remains on the loose.
King, 37, a father of four, was shot and killed by a police officer on March 20.
Police said at the time that Officer Zachary B. Brenner attempted a traffic stop as part of a firearms investigation, and King got out of his vehicle armed with a gun.
Brenner reportedly ordered him to stop and comply with commands, but police say he refused, and the cop fired. The incident was caught on body cameras.
All of the victims of Thursday’s shooting were members of King’s family, TMJ 4 reports, and they are being treated at nearby Ascension All Saints Hospital. Their conditions remain unknown, but the hospital announced that it is on lockdown ‘out of an abundance of caution.’
Racine police told residents via Twitter to avoid the scene, calling the shooting ‘a critical incident.’
They are now investigating the shooting, and are being assisted by the Racine Fire Department as well as deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, and footage from the scene showed King’s coffin had not yet been lowered into the ground.
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Source: Daily Mail