Police: Gang Affiliated Teen Wounded in Kalamazoo Shooting

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KALAMAZOO, Mich (June 29, 2014) – Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety are asking witnesses to come forward with information after a teenager was shot in the Edison Neighborhood this afternoon.

Officers responded to reports of gunfire near the intersection of Race and Hays Park shortly before 3:00 p.m.  Officers made contact with a 16-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper shoulder.  He was reluctant to reveal any information about what happened according to police, saying he had no idea who may have shot him.

Detectives say the teenager was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries from a single bullet wound.

Investigators say the teenage victim has a long history of criminal activity, including more than 30 incidents that involved response from area law enforcement.  Investigators also say he has a documented past of being affiliated with a gang.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is asking anyone who may have information on what led up to this shooting to call them at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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  • tracyd112

    So just let him walk and retaliate and some innocent child gets killed in the cross fire.It probably had something to do with the shooting this morning at 3;30 am. I would like to know why is he even on the streets with that much criminal baggage at that age?

  • jerry

    1 hes black 2 hes worthless 3 his moma thinks he a nice boy 4 his daddy dont pay child support and moma lives off the tax payers

    • skurge

      I know right? With all the planes getting shot out of the sky and people shooting up movie theaters, guys decapitating other people and kids shooting up elementary schools, killing kids, the REAL problem is these black people on welfare and child support.