Several People Injured in Shooting Near Michigan School


Several people were injured Tuesday night in a shooting with a deputy at Muskegon Heights Academy High School.

Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas Jr. said deputies from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office and officers from his department were at the game to prevent a group of people from entering the basketball game between Muskegon Heights and Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills after hearing the group was looking to settle a score related to a fight in Grand Rapids last week.

After being kept out of the game, the group, two of whom were former Muskegon Heights students, went to to a parking lot by the football field.

When one of the group refused a deputy’s order to drop his weapon and then turned it toward the deputy, Thomas said the deputy “did what he was trained to do.” The chief didn’t elaborate on the shooting injuries beyond that.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Nick LaFave