This happened two blocks from where my post for work used to be.
Man shot outside car at gas station, dies
By Jeff Wilford
MOUNT PLEASANT - A man standing by a car at a gas pump was shot and killed in broad daylight Thursday at MJ Petroleum, 2325 Racine St. (Highway 32).
George C. Mitchell, 31, fell to the ground and died after being taken to the hospital. Police said they learned the victim died at 4:10 p.m., almost 50 minutes after he was shot.
Police reports said a man shot Mitchell once with a large-caliber handgun and ran to a waiting car with two people inside. The shooting occurred at 3:18 p.m.
Workers inside Las Palmas Family Restaurant across the street said they were unaware a shooting had occurred.
"We didn't hear anything, until a cop came in and told us, asked `Did we hear or see anything suspicious?' " said Karla Martinez, 18, an employee.
Police also asked if anyone unusual had come in to eat. Martinez said no, there were no customers in the restaurant when the shooting happened.
At least two other customers were at the gas station when Mitchell was shot, Mount Pleasant Police Chief James Majdoch said. One customer was inside; the other was at another gas pump.
Mitchell was found lying on the ground on the driver's side of the car, a red Buick Regal. Police found a single shell casing on the ground.
Majdoch didn't know if Mitchell was targeted or if the shooting was random. Nor did he know if anything had been taken from Mitchell.
In 1990, when Mitchell was 17, he was charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in the face. In 1997, he was sentenced to three years in prison for fleeing and eluding and reckless endangering safety.
The suspects' car was a small black Chevrolet-type vehicle. It was parked on the south end of the gas station's parking lot, and drove away south on Racine Street. Witnesses got the car's license plate. Police agencies throughout the Racine area are searching for the vehicle.
MJ Petroleum was closed Thursday night during the police investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Mount Pleasant police at (262) 554-9191.
"I voted against the amendment because I believe that prohibiting certain types of weapons is problamatic. "
-Sen Feingold about an amendment to S.1805, which did not pass, that would renew the AWB