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Mount Pleasant police

MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Police are investigating a death of a man discovered on Tuesday afternoon at West Lawn Memorial Park.

According to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki, officers and South Shore Fire Department paramedics responded to a call of a man slumped over the wheel of the a vehicle at around 2:30 p.m. in Area D of the cemetery, 9000 Washington Ave. Police radio reports indicated that the man had suffered a gunshot wound.

After arriving on scene, police discovered that the man was deceased. He was alone in the vehicle.

Police then contacted the Racine County Medical Examiner's Office, which will continue the investigation.

“We don’t believe anybody is in any danger at this time,” Zarzecki said regarding the incident. 

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Caitlin Sievers covers cops, crime and the west-end communities. She's a lover of cats, dance and Harry Potter. Before moving to the Racine area she worked at small papers in Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska.