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Police: Two overnight homicides connected

Posted at 4:47 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 08:28:34-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police believe one man is responsible for two shooting deaths, one in Kalamazo and one in St. Joseph County.

Police are searching for Zachary Patten, believed to be driving a silver Chrysler Pacifica. They consider him armed and dangerous.

A 31-year-old female in the Kalamazoo area died Thursday night after being shot during what police believe to be an argument. Gunshots were reported around 9:30 p.m.

A second victim is dead in St. Joseph County.

According to police, they believe the first shooting that took place in the 1800 block of Tray Lane east of Drake Road in Kalamazoo is connected to the nother homicide that occurred in St. Joseph County overnight.

Both homicides are still under investigation, and the suspect is not in custody.

FOX 17 has crews continuing to gather information.