The Violence Continues in Lansing
Just days after Lansing Mayor Virg Bernaro reassured residents that the city is a safe place to live, comes word of more violence.
Lansing police say another shooting occurred late last night in the 25-hundred block of Reo Road on the city's south side.
One person was taken to the hospital and another is being sought. Despite police tracking dogs, officials were unable to locate a suspect.
The injury is not considered life-threatening.
The incident is just the latest to plague the city. Statistics show there have been nine shootings in a week's time and residents say that is way too much.
The news comes on the heels of a plea from police and the mother of a 17 year old killed in a shooting on Saturday.
The Lansing State Journal ]http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140821/NEWS01/308210052/Lansing-teen-shot-Saturday-dies-mother-seeks-witnesses] is reporting that Richard Pruitt was taken off life-support on Thursday at Sparrow Hospital where he was being treated since suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say he was shot while sitting in a home on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The shot came from outside the building. Others inside the home were not hurt.
Officials speculate that the shooting was in retaliation for a confrontation earlier in the day.
Pruitt's mother and police are now asking anyone with information about his death to come forward.
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