From the Racine Police Department – On March 30, 2016 at 5:06 am, Racine Police Special Investigations Unit personnel (assisted by SWAT, COP and K9 officers) executed two no-knock search warrants in the city of Racine. Entry was made to 1534 Park Avenue and a separate address located in the 900 block of Grand Avenue. The warrants were executed in relationship to the on-going investigation into the shooting incident at the Bray Center on March 11th. During this incident, three individuals were struck by gunfire.
During the course of this investigation, Zerell Strong was identified as the shooter, resulting in Strong being the target of two separate search warrants. Upon execution of the warrants, Strong was located at 1534 Park Avenue, where he was taken into custody without incident. Strong was arrested for three counts of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide and Bail Jumping.
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Yesterday, March 11, 2016 at approximately 11:51pm, officers responded to the George Bray Community Center, 924 Center St. in reference to a large fight inside. Upon officers arrival they were informed that there were multiple shots fired inside the Bray Center and several victims were inside the building suffering from gunshot injuries.
Officers entered the community center and discovered one 16 year old female victim, one 20 year old female victim, and one 23 year old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported by rescue to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital. The 16 year old victim was eventually transported by Flight for Life to Childrens Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The Racine Police Department Major Crimes Unit was activated.
Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crimestoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.