2 arrested in non-fatal shootings outside Michigan Michigan News

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities said Friday that detectives arrested two 18-year-olds in the murder of two people outside a high school graduation ceremony near Grand Rapids this week.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said its detectives, with the assistance of Michigan State Police and Livonia Police, conducted a traffic stop in the Detroit suburb of Livonia on Friday and arrested the two men. A third person they detained may also have been involved in Thursday’s shooting outside Kentwood Stadium, and other suspects remain at large, the department said.

A 16-year-old boy who was shot in the wrist has been released from hospital and a 40-year-old woman who was shot in the abdomen was in stable condition, Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young said earlier. friday. She said investigators don’t know if the shooters and victims had a prior connection.

“It was an obviously brazen act,” LaJoye-Young said.

Several firearms were recovered during the traffic stop, the sheriff’s office said.

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“We at the KCSO understand that this information is limited, but we felt it necessary to update the community to know that meaningful progress has been made,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The victims were shot outside the East Kentwood High School stadium, where students from Crossroads Alternative High School were holding a graduation ceremony.

The sheriff said people arrived in a stolen Hyundai vehicle and started shooting after graduation. Those at the event who were apparently armed returned fire, the sheriff said.

The attackers fled in a Mercedes-Benz sedan. The police then recovered the two vehicles.

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