18-year-old shot in Ionia Co., expected to survive

Ionia County

PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say an 18-year-old male from Portland was shot in Ionia County.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area in Portland, according to a Facebook post from the city.

Officers at the scene tell News 8 the teen was shot in the lower back and his injuries are not life-threatening. He is being treated at a hospital, police say.

Authorities say they are looking for at least two suspects who are in their late teens.

Officers say they believe this started when a group of people met up for some “retaliatory purpose” at the park.

A fight was started when someone pulled a gun, according to authorities.

Authorities say they have not found the gun yet.

Officials say there is no threat to schools or businesses.

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