1 arrested on gun charge after party

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OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was arrested after authorities found a gun in a vehicle that left a party near Kalamazoo early Sunday.

Around 1:40 a.m., deputies were called to the 5800 block of Jefferson Commons Circle, off West KL Avenue in Oshtemo Township, after a report of people fighting during a large party in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Deputies received a tip that there were guns in one car at the scene.

When deputies arrived, they found about 60 people in the parking lot. Many vehicles left as deputies showed up. A Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety officer noticed the vehicle believed to have guns in it leaving the area.

That car was pulled over, at which point three people inside took off on foot. The driver was stopped.

Under the front seat of the car, authorities found a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine. They also found a second magazine and more ammunition, and one spent bullet casing.

A Michigan State Police K-9 was unsuccessful in tracking the other people who fled the car.

The driver was arrested on a weapons charge and taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail.

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