Man dies after Muskegon Heights shooting

Muskegon Heights, Ivory Avenue
Muskegon Heights police investigate after a man and child were shot on Ivory Avenue. (July 2, 2017)

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who was shot in an exchange of gunfire in a Muskegon Heights neighborhood has died, police say.

The man died Monday morning at the hospital, Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas Jr. said. His name had not been released as of Monday afternoon, nor had police said how old he was or where he was from.

The chief said there is a “strong” person of interest in custody and a weapon was recovered.

Gunfire erupted Sunday evening along Ivory Avenue between Dyson and Ray streets. It’s not yet clear what led up to the incident.

Also shot was a 7-year-old who was playing outside. J’Anthony Bell was grazed three bullets, sustaining minor injuries to his face, upper chest and left wrist. J’Anthony’s mother told 24 Hour News 8 she heard at least 15 shots.