1 killed, 1 injured in shooting in Kalamazoo

Marlon Morgan
An undated photo of Marlon Morgan courtesy Facebook.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — One man was killed a second injured in a shooting on Kalamazoo’s north side on Sunday, police say.

It happened in the 1300 block of N. Burdick Street near Clay Street. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says officers were called there around 4:45 p.m. after getting multiple 911 calls about shots fired.

Responding officers found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died. He was identified Sunday night as Marlon Morgan.

Marlon Morgan
An undated photo of Marlon Morgan courtesy Facebook.

About half an hour after the shooting, police said, a 26-year-old man showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot. That wound is not considered life-threatening. Police said they have interviewed that man and he was cooperative.

Neighbors described the incident as a shootout and police on the scene said multiple shots were fired, though it’s not yet known precisely how many.

Three areas were blocked off with tape as police investigated — the shooting scene along Burdick, an alley between Burdick and Rose Street where Morgan was found, and a driveway on Rose where a car window was shattered. Police remained on scene processing evidence until around 10:30 p.m.

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Police on the scene of a shooting on Burdick Street in Kalamazoo. (May 21, 2017)

A suspect is still being sought, though a description had not been released as of Sunday night. The motive is still under investigation.

“It’s pretty isolated,” KDPS Capt. Shannon Bagley said of the shooting. “We believe it’s a group of individuals that may know each other, so we don’t believe it was random at all.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call KDPS at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

–24 Hour News 8’s Heather Walker contributed to this report.