BCPD: 18-year-old shot in face; no arrests

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old in the face on Tuesday night.

It happened around 9:35 p.m. on the sidewalk in the area of Cliff and Mott streets, according to the Battle Creek Police Department.

Police say the shooter fired at least two shots, but only one hit the victim, identified by authorities Wednesday as Eric Thomas. Bystanders took Thomas to the hospital. He remained in stable condition on Wednesday.

It’s not yet known if Thomas and the shooter know one another. Police said they are still working to identify the people who were with Thomas  and the shooter.

The shooter, who remains at large, was described as a skinny, short, young black male. Anyone with information is asked to call Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.