MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - The family of one of the people killed in the deadliest violent incident in Muskegon in more than a decade met Tuesday with some of the last people to see her alive.
Seven people were shot outside of the Elk's Charity Lodge in Muskegon Sunday morning. Three people -- DuPree Barnes, Jacolby Brown and Jalisa Love -- were killed. Four more were hurt. Some are calling for the club to be shut down.
Tuesday, there were bouquets of flowers near Diane's Compassionate Services across from the lodge -- one where a woman was shot, run over by a car and left for dead, and two others where two men were gunned down.
"Sounded like a war zone. It looked just like a third-world country war zone," business owner Diane Foster said.
Foster's husband and daughter were with victim Jalisa Love as she lay suffering from wounds that would ultimately kill her.
"I do feel like I know the little girl personally now, even if it was for five minutes," Foster said.
Love's family went to see the Fosters Tuesday to thank them.
"Since I wasn't here, she did have somebody. I didn't want her to be out here laying by herself. I'm just thankful for them," mother Wanda Love said.
In her dying moments, Love told them to tell her mom and sister that she loved them. A short time later, she was gone.
Foster said the shooting was the fourth bout of gun violence this summer across the street from her business. She says she has complained, called tow trucks to remove cars from her lot, and called police. Tuesday, she was among those who went before the Muskegon City Commission at its evening meeting, hoping for change.
"I have tried everything I could to prevent this and the outcome is still here," Foster told commissioners.
Some have said the lodge should be shut down. Others have focused on a broader issue of violence in the city.
"We'll determine who perpetrated this evil, and they will have to face justice for it," Muskegon Mayor Stephen Gawron promised those assembled.
The mayor and at least one other city commissioner said Tuesday evening they want the City to shut down the Elk's Lodge. Others reserved judgment until more information about the weekend shooting and past incidents at the lodge becomes available.
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