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17-year-old girl shot in Gaines Township after playing with gun

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 02:14:39-04

GAINES TWP., Mich. — UPDATE: Officers have revealed that the girls involved in the shooting have admitted to playing with the gun, when it accidentally discharged and shot the 17-year-old victim. There is no threat to the public, and no other suspects involved at this time.

A 17-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Thursday night, after officials say she was shot in the arm.

Police say the shooting happened around 8:50pm, while the girl was with two other people. At this time, they don't know where the actual incident took place.

FOX 17 is told the girl was able to walk to the front of Kentwood Mobile Home Park to meet police as they arrived.

The teen and two other people are being interviewed by officials to determine what happened.

As far as rumors of standoff Thursday night, Sgt. Eric Brunner with the Kent County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 17 deputies saw people walking in the area as they pulled into the mobile home park and tried to approach them to ask what they might know. We're told the people went inside a home and wouldn’t come out. Police did stage outside home but eventually ruled those people were not involved in any way.

Officials say there is no threat to the public and are asking anyone with information to call them or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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