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Friday, June 24, 2022

Two injured in shooting outside Michigan high school graduation

On Thursday, shots were fired outside another high school graduate and two people were caught in the crossfire, according to Michigan officials.

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoy-Young said during a press briefing that a 16-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman were killed outside a graduation ceremony for East Kenwood High School students after a shootout between people in two white sedan . Thursday night.

He said several rounds of bullets were fired in the parking lot after the school exited the stadium after 7 pm. After the shootout, both the cars sped away and the police are chasing at least two shooters.

The sheriff’s office said the sheriff’s deputy was inside the stadium when they heard gunshots, but by the time they got to the parking lot, the suspects had fled.

During a press briefing posted by Fox 17 WXMI, Lajoy-Young said the condition of both victims was stable after being taken to hospital. She said they were innocent bystanders.

Lajoy-Young said the Texas teen was shot in the wrist and the Grand Rapids woman was shot in the abdomen and wrist.

She was not sure how many shots were fired, but estimated that “a large number of shots were fired at the scene.”

Police are looking for evidence outside East Kentwood High School.

“It’s a difficult thing for a school district, for a community to go through so we’re working very hard to make sure we’re closing it down as quickly as possible,” she told reporters at the scene. .

Lajoy-Young said she was unsure what was the motive behind Thursday’s hail of gunfire.

“A celebration like this is something that brings the family closer together, makes us feel closer as a community with pride in our youth and what they are achieving,” Lajoy-Young said. “It’s so hard to be in this community at this moment of celebration.”

Both The Victims Were Innocent In The Shootout.
Both the victims were innocent in the shootout.

Kentwood Public School said 60 students, as well as family and friends, attended the graduation, a . according to a copy of Statement tweeted by Fox 17 reporter Marisa Oberle.

“When violence occurs in our community, it is both upsetting and tragic,” Superintendent Kevin Polston said. “We are committed to the health and safety of our community and will provide support and counseling to any student who needs it.”

This is the second shooting in a high school graduation in so many days. One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Tennessee on Wednesday. Last week, four people were injured in a shootout outside an Arkansas high school graduation

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