Police: Man in critical condition after BC shooting

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot in the chest late Saturday night.

It happened at 10:43 p.m. in the 200 block of Cherry Street. Police say the victim was outside when several shots were heard. One of the shots struck the 48-year-old man in the lower chest. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Police located a person of interest a few blocks away. The 26-year-old man from Battle Creek is being questioned. A firearm has also been recovered.

The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Battle Creek Police Department at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.