Boy, 16, injured in shooting near Benton Harbor

Southwest Michigan
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BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A teenager was injured in a shooting near Benton Harbor Tuesday.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Blossom Acres housing complex located in the 1000 block of Blossom Lane near Highland Avenue in Benton Township.  

Benton Township police say a 16-year-old boy from Benton Harbor was shot when he tried to break up a fight between two women.

The teen was taken to a hospital in St. Joseph with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Officers say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Witnesses told police a woman shot a gun into the air and a man was also spotted with a handgun at the scene, however it’s unclear if either of them are responsible for the teen’s injuries.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Benton Township detectives at 269.925.1135 or Crime Stoppers at 574.288.STOP.

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