KDPS investigates shooting, car crash near WMU campus

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting and a car crash that happened early Saturday morning.

KDPS confirmed that officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 4200 block of Hidden Hills Drive around 3:30 a.m.

Once police arrived, they found a 20-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman later died after being transported to the Hospital. She has been identified as Rachel Marie Curl.

An undated courtesy photo of Rachel Curl.

A second victim, a 19-year-old who left the scene in a vehicle was also found. Shortly after leaving the scene, the victim crashed near the intersection of Ring Road and West Michigan Avenue. The second victim is currently hospitalized and in stable condition.

There are no confirmed suspect details at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information regarding these incidents is asked to contact KDPS at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover Curl’s funeral expenses.

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