KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — One man died after a shooting in Kalamazoo Thursday morning, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
It happened around 10:50 a.m. at a convenience store on West Lovell Street and Oakland Drive.
Two men were shot, KDPS said.
When officers arrived, they said they found 35-year-old Tyrone Potts, of Kalamazoo, critically wounded.
Another man had several gunshot wounds, according to KDPS.
Police said Potts was taken to a hospital, but he ultimately died.
KDPS said it is seeking a vehicle of interest: a white Dodge Journey with Michigan license plate 7PJS08.
Surveillance video from a nearby home shows a white SUV pull up next to a black SUV in the parking lot.
Seconds later, nine shots can be heard in the video. It was 10:52 a.m., according to the timestamp. As the shots continue, the video shows the driver’s side front door of the black SUV opening.
The video then shows the white SUV pull out of the parking lot and drive away.
Neighbors who heard the gunfire said they didn’t think it wasn’t a shooting at first.
“I assumed that it was some sort of construction noise or something,” said William Mallady.
He said while the neighborhood is good, the area around the convenience store may not be.
“It’s not the best place to go down to alone, especially at night. But I go there pretty much daily for a soda or something like that,” he said.
On scene Thursday morning, evidence markers surrounded a black SUV that had multiple bullet holes in its passenger side front window.
The shooting prompted Kalamazoo College and the Kalamazoo Central Library to temporarily go on lockdown, but both have since reopened.
KDPS is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact KDPS at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.