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One injured, business damaged after shots fired causes crash in Kalamazoo

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Posted at 2:39 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 02:39:14-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A person has been hospitalized and a local business damaged after a reckless gun discharge caused two vehicles to crash in Kalamazoo.

At 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a report of shots fired from a vehicle on East Kalamazoo Avenue near Kalamazoo Coffee.

When authorities arrived, they found the vehicles off to the side with heavy damage. Upon further investigation, they discovered that one of the vehicles had swerved to avoid getting hit by gunfire. They had crashed into another vehicle headed west on East Kalamazoo Avenue.

Witnesses say that people driving a large black SUV were firing a weapon as they drove by.

Neither of the vehicles that crashed were otherwise involved with the shots fired. A passenger was injured in the crash, but was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One local business was damaged as a result of gunfire, but no one inside was injured.

This is still an active investigation; anyone with information is asked to contact the Operations Division at (269) 337-8142 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

The incident is also separate from another shots-fired incident which occurred 20 minutes later several blocks away.