Gunfire in Kalamazoo narrowly misses child in vehicle

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo officers are looking for a gunman who fired shots at a car, narrowly missing a child.

The shooting happened after 10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of W. North Street and Douglas Avenue. An officer found the victim in a parking lot with a vehicle hit by a bullet.

Officers learned the bullet penetrated the vehicle less than a foot away from where the victim’s 12-year-old grandchild was sitting. Fortunately, no one was injured in the shooting.

A police K-9 tried to track the gunman, to no avail. Officers did not have a detailed description of the suspect.

Investigators collected several pieces of evidence at the scene.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8120 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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