MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night for a man killed and a woman shot in the head last week.
Alex Brown, 27, was shot and killed in the 300 block of Monroe Avenue near Fifth Street on July 9. 27-year-old Carmesha Rogers was shot in the head while trying to protect children from the gunfire. She survived, but is still in the hospital in critical condition, according to the Muskegon Police Department.
People gathered a week after that shooting near where it happened in the Nelson neighborhood -- which is the most dangerous area in the city -- and pleaded for the violence to stop.
"Every single summer somebody is getting killed in little bitty Muskegon. Come on, its not Beirut, but they are making it like it is. Look at all these kids. It's unsafe for them to be anywhere. A girl got shot in the head trying to protect two little kids. I don't think that's right. I don't think its fair," said vigil attendee Shareene Poole.
Funeral services for Brown are scheduled for Wednesday.
Six people were arrested and face various weapons charges in connection with the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Muskegon PD at 231.724.750 or Silent Observer at 231.722.7463.
Kent County leaders told 24 Hour News 8 they weren't surprised by Gary Rolls Jr.'s resignation from the Kent County Commission Thursday, but those that would comment were happy with the decision.
Michigan lawmakers passed a flurry of bills on the last day of voting in 2013.
Grand Rapids has fully recovered from the recession, according to research done by the W.E. Upjohn Institute.