Teenager dead after being shot by brother in Muskegon Heights

Posted at 9:39 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 21:39:55-04

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich–  A 14-year-old girl is dead after she was shot by her 16-year-old brother Monday afternoon, police say.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Elwood Street.

Muskegon Heights Police Chief Dr. Joseph E. Thomas Jr. tells FOX 17 investigators to believe the shooting was accidental, judging from what they found at the scene.

Dr. Thomas says the victim’s brother is in custody after confessing to the shooting.

The names of those involved have not been released.

The case remains under investigation.