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Man accused of Bate Street shooting has felony conviction
Bate Street incident

Man accused of Bate Street shooting has felony conviction

3000 Bates Street incident

Police responded in force to the 3000 block of Bate Street at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday after a report of a shooting. A female was taken by Flight For Life after she was shot. She was in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon. 

RACINE — David Cunningham, a 28-year-old Racine man with a felony conviction on his record, has been arrested for Sunday night’s shooting of a 34-year-old woman on Bate Street, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Cunningham has a prior felony conviction for aggravated battery from 2011, and thus it would be illegal for him to have possessed a firearm. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct in 2013.

Cunningham’s 2011 conviction, for pointing a gun at the father of his girlfriend when Cunningham was 20 years old, led to a three-year probation sentence, according to a September 2011 Journal Times report.

At that sentencing, the victim told the judge that imprisonment wouldn’t help Cunningham: “He’s a good kid. I’ve known him since he was this high,” the father said, acknowledging that Cunningham needed mental-health treatment. “When he did have the medication, he’s a sweet kid.”

Police said that the victim of Sunday night’s shooting still only had a “50-50” chance of survival as of Tuesday afternoon.

At about 9 p.m. Sunday, police responded in force to the 3000 block of Bate Street, between Taylor Avenue and West Boulevard. Officers located a female victim at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Racine Police Department is recommending charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon.

No charges had been formally filed as of 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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