Lansing Teen Fights for Life After Shooting, Suspects Still Sought
A 14-year-old boy is fighting for life today after an early morning shooting Sunday in southwest Lansing. That, as officials continue to work to find a motive and suspects in the attack.
WILX-TV is identifying the boy as an 8th grader from Sexton High School. He was found shot in the head shortly after 1 o'clock at the intersection of Burneway Drive and Waverly Road. His name has not been released. Last word from the hospital listed his condition at critical. They would only say the injury is life-threatening.
The Lansing State Journal is reporting the shooting was the result of a dispute between two groups. It is unclear whether the victim was shot intentionally or was simply struck in the barrage of gunfire between the two sides.
Police are continuing to interview witnesses today in hopes of identifying the shooter or shooters and to determine whether the teen was the intended target or was struck by mistake.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Lansing Police at 483-6846 or 483-7867.
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