KALAMAZOO, Mich. – On the morning of Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) responded to a call of shots fired on Woodbury Street around 4:15 a.m.
Upon arriving on the scene, the first responding officers found that a 41-year-old Kalamazoo man had been shot. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“We send our deepest condolences to the friends, family members, and loved ones of the man who lost his life this morning in more senseless gun violence in our community,” said David Boysen, Deputy Chief of KDPS. “We must all work together to put an end to gun violence in Kalamazoo. That’s why I am urging anyone with information about what happened in this situation to come forward and help us find the people responsible for this terrible crime.”
While investigating, KDPS officers later learned of a second gunshot victim who was struck by a stray bullet while inside a house in the 600 block of Florence. The 27-year-old Kalamazoo man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition and receiving treatment.
The situation is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of KDPS, and at the time, there are no known suspects.
There is no ongoing threat to the community.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)488-8911 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.