Kalamazoo, MI: On Monday, September 5, 2016, at approximately 9:00 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 1500 block of Clinton regarding a person that had been shot. When officers arrived they found two males with gunshot wounds in the alley just north of the 1500 block of Clinton. Both subjects were pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances surrounding their deaths are still under investigation. Both victims were 17 year old Kalamazoo residents.
There have been some reports stating that this was an officer involved shooting. These reports are inaccurate. No officers were involved in this shooting other than to render aid and investigate the incident.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: September 05, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139