13-Year-Old Boy Killed in Kalamazoo Shooting

Posted at 7:20 AM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 10:28:28-04

kzoopolicestockKALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 27, 2014) — A 13-year-old boy has died following a shooting on the south side of Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the area of Lay Boulevard and Race Street at 7:08 p.m. on May 26 for a report that shots were fired. When they got to the scene, police found the boy, identified as Michael Day, 13, of Kalamazoo, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to school officials, Michael was a student at Milwood Magnet Middle School.  They will have support staff for teachers and students throughout the week if needed.

Police say they have leads on possible suspects, and are asking anyone with information to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or