2 teens injured in Battle Creek shooting; no arrests

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after two teenagers were shot in Battle Creek early Sunday morning.

Police were called around 3:30 a.m. for reports of shots fire near the intersection of Merritt and Cherry streets.

When they arrived on scene, a 15-year-old boy took officers to where a 17-year-old Battle Creek boy was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds. The 15-year-old then took officers to a house several blocks away where another 15-year-old was found with gunshot wounds.

Both victims were taken to the hospital. The 17-year-old boy is currently listed in critical condition while the 15-year-old boy is being treated for injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Battle Creek police served a search warrant at a house on Merritt Street near the shooting, but no one was found inside.

No one has been arrested in connection the shooting. Police have not released a description of the shooter. Investigators believe the shooting is an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Battle Creek Police Department at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer 269.964.3888.

Investigators do not believe Sunday’s shooting is connected to the shooting death of 22-year-old Joseph Bowser on March 24.

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. It actually happened around 3:30 a.m. We regret the error.

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