Police: 5-year-old shot in Muskegon Heights


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — A child was shot somehow in Muskegon Heights Saturday evening though authorities say they aren’t sure how it occurred.

Police got the call after 10 p.m. from the victim’s father, police said. The child was shot in the rear end and his injuries are said to be non life-threatening.

Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas said the circumstances behind the shooting are unusual.

“This is strange,” he told 24 Hour News 8 Saturday night.

Thomas said the victim’s father called 911 and reported that the shooting happened on Reynolds Street but the chief said 911 dispatch received no calls from the area as they typically would following an incident like this.

The child’s family took him to the hospital for treatment and he is expected to fully recover.

Muskegon Heights authorities were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting Saturday evening.

Anyone with information can call Silent Observer at 231.72.CRIME (27463) or the Muskegon Heights Police Department at 231.733.8900.

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