Police identify 19-year-old man found dead in Racine; say he suffered fatal gunshot wound

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RACINE (WITI) -- Racine police have identified a 19-year-old man found dead on Tuesday night, July 29th.

Police say 19-year-old Semar McClain suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

On Tuesday, around 7:00 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Blake Avenue in reference to a man down.

There, they discovered McClain dead.

People staying at the address tell FOX6 News McClain didn't live in the area. He was found behind a home -- and is said to have suffered two gunshot wounds to the head.

Police say McClain has "ties to the Racine community."

Neighbors tell FOX6 News as many as 50 people gathered outside the home where McClain's body was found on Tuesday night -- some in the rain.

One neighbor told FOX6 News this incident has him considering moving out of the neighborhood.

Police say this is an active and ongoing criminal investigation.

Police are seeking the public's help with this case. If you have any information -- you are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756. You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

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