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Racine Police Department

RACINE — A teenage boy was shot and robbed Sunday while reportedly buying drugs, according to Sgt. Adam Malacara of the Racine Police Department.

At 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Racine Police responded to the 1900 block of 16th Street for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, the teenager who was shot allegedly admitted being in the area to buy drugs when the reputed dealer allegedly pulled out a gun, demanded money and shot him in the shoulder.

The teen’s money was taken and the suspect fled the area. The teen was transported to Ascension All Saints Hospital, then later to Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa.

As of Monday, police did not know the status of the shooting victim. No one was in custody and the investigation is ongoing, Malacara said Monday afternoon.

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