MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Muskegon investigators are looking for a vehicle connected to an early Sunday shooting that killed three people and injured at least four more.
Police continue to seek suspects connected to the 2 a.m. Sunday incident outside the Elk's Charity Lodge on Ottawa Street in Muskegon that killed DuPree Barnes, Jacolby Brown, and Jalisa Love.
At a Monday afternoon press conference, Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson and Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis said they were looking for a light-colored sedan -- possibly silver -- that was parked in a lot about 50 feet from the north side of the lodge at the time the shooting happened and then left the scene.
They said the car hit multiple people, killing one of them -- Jalisa Love. They said several others were probably not seriously injured and either did not require medical treatment or sought it on their own.
"We know that there were people that were there. We know that there are people who witnessed what was going on," Lewis said. "It would be very helpful for them to contact us."
Investigators would like to speak to the owner and driver, as well as any other victims who were hit by the car.
Authorities said they could not speculate whether the owner or driver was also the shooter. Hilson also said it is still too early to determine if there was more than one shooter.
Chief Lewis reminded the driver and owner that the law compels them to come forward when involved in a crash that causes injuries and that they could face further charges if they do not.
They are also asking anyone who was at the lodge -- which they say could be as many as 100 people -- or anyone else with information to call them.
"We are encouraging -- both the prosecutor's office and City of Muskegon Police Department -- are encouraging the community, particularly those those individuals present at the Elk's club when this happened to please come forward and provide us information," Hilson said. "This is a community effort to really take a hard look at the gun violence that has been happening and certainly this incident is the pinnacle of what been going on, on-and-off through the last couple years in Muskegon, so we are reaching out to the community to please step forward and provide us information."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Muskegon Police Department at 231.724.6750 or Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME. Tips may also be texted to 274637, or submitted via the Lakeshore Silent Observer website or app.
There is a $2,500 reward being offered by Silent Observer leading to the person or people responsible for the shooting and information about the vehicle.
"This was a tragedy in our community and we are asking for community help," Lewis said.
There has been violence at the club in the past. In June, there was a shooting in which no one was hurt, Chief Lewis said.
Authorities are investigating the Elk's Charity Lodge. The City will consider its business registration. The Michigan Liquor Commission will also investigate whether the club is operating in compliance with its license, Lewis said.
One person has been arrested in connection to the incident, though his role is not yet known. Antonio Raglin faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, lying to a police officer during the investigation of a violent crime, a felony firearms charge for allegedly committing a crime while carrying a gun, and being a third-time habitual offender.
Raglin is also be held on unrelated charges in a June incident in which he allegedly backed a minivan in to a mother and stroller, dragging the stroller several yards before driving away.
This is a developing story. Check back for details as they develop.
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