1 shot in Muskegon Heights, 1 in Muskegon


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating a shooting in Muskegon Heights that left a man in critical condition and another shooting in nearby Muskegon that wounded one person.

The first incident happened late Tuesday afternoon in the area of Reynolds Street and E. Hume Avenue in Muskegon Heights, police told 24 Hour News 8.

A Muskegon Heights police officer initially told 24 Hour News 8 that someone was killed and that the shooting was being investigated as a homicide. But shortly thereafter, the Muskegon Heights Police Department sent out a news release saying one person had been shot, but was alive.

A command officer at the scene said the 24-year-old victim was walking in the neighborhood when he was shot in the head. He was taken to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday.

Family members identified that man as Rayshun Day.

Police say he does not live in the neighborhood where the shooting happened.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Muskegon Heights Police Department at 231.733.8900 or Silent Observer at 231.72.CRIME.

Not long after the Reynolds Street shooting, police in Muskegon responded around 5:15 p.m. to another shooting on Isabella Avenue between Wood and Williams streets.

Police on the scene of an incident on Isabella Avenue in Muskegon. (June 24, 2014)
(Police on the scene of an incident on Isabella Avenue in Muskegon. June 24, 2014)

In a release Tuesday night, Muskegon police said an 18-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and taken to Mercy Health Hackley Campus for surgery.

Officers could be seen looking through the grass in the area, perhaps looking for bullet casings. There were several evidence markers on a porch at that scene, and bystanders who were visibly upset.

A 24 Hour News 8 crew saw officers handcuff two people at the Isabella scene, though it’s unknown why they were taken into custody.

Police said Wednesday that multiple persons of interest had been detained and questioned, but decisions had not yet been made regarding whether to charge any of them.

Anyone with information about the Isabella shooting is asked to call Muskegon police at 231.724.6750 or Silent Observer.

There is currently nothing to indicate the incidents are connected, Muskegon police said in the release.

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