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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Seven people were shot in Muskegon early Sunday morning and three of the victims died from their injuries.
Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson told 24 Hour News 8 Sunday night one person was arrested at the scene. There were past warrants out for the suspect's arrest, and it is unknown if he is connected to the shooting.
The search for other suspects continues.
Police were dispatched just after 2 a.m. to the Elk's Charity Lodge, 149 Ottawa St., where witnesses told officers a party was taking place when the shooting began. It is not known how many shooters were involved.
"Once I heard the first three [gunshots], I stopped counting. I've got two little babies. My cue was to get gone," said Precious Hathorn, who said she was at the lodge when the shooting occurred.
Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene -- 20-year-old Muskegon residents DuPree Brown and Jacolby Brown.
"It was a big crowd in front of the club and everybody ran. The first street right there is where Colby was laying in the middle of the street. Cars driving around him to get out," Hathorn said.
The five other injured victims were taken to area hospitals.
Police told 24 Hour News 8 Jalisa "Nooty" Love was struck by gunfire and then run over by a vehicle fleeing the scene. She died at a hospital around 10 a.m. Sunday.
Love's friends told 24 Hour News 8 she was a Muskegon native and gave birth a few weeks ago.
Crowds gathered at the scene Sunday morning, waiting to hear the latest news, calling family members, and trying to piece together how this could have happened.
"It was hard for me to believe. I didn't even want to answer my phone," Hathorn said.
Members of the Michigan State Police Crime Lab were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.
If you have more information about this incident then you are asked to call the Muskegon Police Department at 231.724.6750 or Silent Observer at 231.722.7463.
The party at the Elk's Charity Lodge was to celebrate the life of Julius Ray Johnson who died Sept. 23, 2009 after he was shot once by a Muskegon police officer in an alley. In December 2009, Muskegon County prosecutors concluded that the Muskegon police officer was justified in the shooting after Johnson fled police, pepper-sprayed the officer, took the officer's radio and repeatedly assaulted him.
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