Shots Fired Near Forest Hills Central Middle School During Suicide Attempt

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BXxXHSNCIAAGf02ADA, Mich. — Emergency crews responded to a shooting incident Tuesday near Forest Hills Central Middle School, 5810 Ada Drive.

A 63-year-old man attempted to commit suicide across the street from the school by shooting himself in the stomach just after 4 p.m.

Kent County dispatchers initially told FOX 17 that a student had attempted suicide, but deputies at the scene found that it was a man who lived in the area.

He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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13 comments

  • JJJ

    Please change the headline on this – it was not at the school or outside the school. It was across the street. It has nothing to do with Forest Hills Central Middle School

    • volkswagen

      I agree………these news reporters are ambulance chasers and don't report the whole truth. Forest Hills school had nothing to do w/this incident. called news 8 and they said over the phone it was across the street and a adult involved not a juvenile.

  • mmm

    This is incredibly misleading. Please report what actually happened, not what you had wished would have happened so you get a bigger story and audience.

  • Jon

    This is entirely irresponsible reporting. I see that the title was switch from "at" to "by", but the shared link still misrepresents what happened. You unnecessarily scared a lot of people into thinking their children or friends could be in harms way.

  • Hodges

    Fox 17, you should be ashamed with yourself!! As someone who is an employee at the school, can you imagine how gut retching it was for me to see on Facebook!! that there as a student at my school shooting?! Where is your sense of responsible journalism?! When these stories are so sadly becoming too common, for you to manufacture a story is beyond irresponsible! Why in the world would you create that kind of fear for parents, employees and students?! Again, you should be ashamed!

    • merspamer

      Thank you for taking time to comment and give us feedback on all of our news coverage. The incident at Forest Hills yesterday was initially reported to us by law enforcement as involving a student. We always work to confirm information with authorities and law enforcement before reporting anything on our website social media and on our air. That is the procedure we followed in this case.

      As soon as reporters arrived on scene and discovered that the incident did not involve a student as initially confirmed to us, we immediately corrected that information on all our platforms. Our goal is to always be accurate in our reporting and we apologize for any confusion or concern that may have been caused by this.

  • Anon

    Shame on Fox17!!! Shots were NOT “at” FHCMS. I was there with the first squad car. They were less than 1/2 mile from the building and less than 1/4 from FH property but cmon, no need to exaggerate…or were you purposely trying to create interest / mislead??
    What happened to integrity?
    Was it really worth the cost of your credibility???
    As a “news” organization we all know that ultimately the answer is, No!
    Suggest you terminate whoever made the decision to misstate the facts!

    • merspamer

      Thank you for taking time to comment and give us feedback on all of our news coverage. The incident at Forest Hills yesterday was initially reported to us by law enforcement as involving a student. We always work to confirm information with authorities and law enforcement before reporting anything on our website social media and on our air. That is the procedure we followed in this case.

      As soon as reporters arrived on scene and discovered that the incident did not involve a student as initially confirmed to us, we immediately corrected that information on all our platforms. Our goal is to always be accurate in our reporting and we apologize for any confusion or concern that may have been caused by this.