13-Year-Old Boy Killed in Kalamazoo Shooting

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kzoopolicestockKALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 27, 2014) — A 13-year-old boy has died following a shooting on the south side of Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the area of Lay Boulevard and Race Street at 7:08 p.m. on May 26 for a report that shots were fired. When they got to the scene, police found the boy, identified as Michael Day, 13, of Kalamazoo, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to school officials, Michael was a student at Milwood Magnet Middle School.  They will have support staff for teachers and students throughout the week if needed.

Police say they have leads on possible suspects, and are asking anyone with information to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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  • George

    13 years old, how tragic
    But instead of really trying to stop the senseless killing the powers that be will blame "the gun" and call for "gun control" that will only apply to lawful, legal responsible gun owners.
    The "agenda" is more important than REALLY saving lives.

      • George

        No the truth is more important to me.
        If banning guns from lawful americans exercising their civil rights would end the violence we lawful gun owners would gladly give up our rights, but it won't .
        We know it, the anti-gun lobby knows it-
        If we really want to end the violence we first need to address the real issue, political correctness be damned.
        The truth will end the violence, not punishing lawful gun owners
        I can prove that statement- simply , criminals don't obey laws, they don't have legal guns, they don't pass background checks and they don't register their stolen guns.
        Its their culture that breeds violence, not guns, not the NRA, not lawful gun owners.

  • Jon

    Yeah – you guys cover Kalamazoo news. Where were you when this was happening last night. Covering some story way north – stay in GR.