Gas station employee, customer hurt in shootout

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The Marathon gas station on Glade Street in Muskegon Heights were an employee and customer were injured in an exchange of gunfire .(May 17, 2017)


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gunshots were exchanged between a customer and employee at a Muskegon Heights gas station Tuesday evening.

They were taken to separate hospitals. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

It happened at the Marathon station near the intersection of Glade Street and Hackley Avenue after 7 p.m.

The Muskegon Heights Police Department is investigating what led to the shootout between the employee and the customer, who was pumping gas, according to Chief Joseph Thomas. It’s not clear who fired first or why. Police are talking to witnesses and hoping to find surveillance video that could provide more details.

Anyone who has information can call Muskegon Heights police at 231-733-8900 or Silent Observer at 231.722.7453.

Community members say they’re sick of incidents like this.

“It happens, it goes away, it comes back again and nobody really knows what to do about it,” Muskegon Heights resident Mike Green said on Wednesday. “We’re a small town with big city problems … I got boys of my own. I fear for their life every day.”