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.

Immediate Release:At approximately 715pm, a white male approximately 18 years of age was shot at the Bogue Flats…

Posted by City of Portland, Michigan on Monday, September 2, 2019

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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