Kalamazoo, Mich. – On Tuesday, March 23, at approximately 6:42 P.M., officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) responded to the area of Ranney Street and S. Westnedge Avenue for a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing a van fleeing, and one other suspect running on foot from the area.
Multiple citizens contacted 911 and provided a detailed description and location of one of the suspects involved.
When officers arrived on scene, they located the suspect who fled on foot getting into a vehicle attempting to leave the area. A traffic stop was conducted, and the suspect – a juvenile – was located, arrested and is currently being lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home. A firearm used in the shooting was recovered.
Several citizen calls to dispatch advised that a minivan – possibly a dark green Chrysler Town and Country – was also involved in the shooting. The vehicle appears to have a broken rear windshield wiper and is missing a wheel cover on rear of the driver’s side.
In addition, several business owner shared that their buildings had been struck by gunfire, including on that reported its gas meter was leaking after being hit by a bullet. KDPS officers were able to shut the gas valve off and stop the leak.
KDPS would like to thank residents for providing a detailed description of the suspects which led to the arrest of one of the involved suspects.
However, KDPS is seeking the assistance of the public with locating and identifying the other suspects involved.
Attached is a picture of the suspect vehicle involved in the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8120 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.