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18-year-old man killed in weekend shooting at mall

Posted at 10:18 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 10:18:53-04

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Three people were shot during a large late-night gathering at Orchards Mall in the Benton Harbor area over the weekend. One of the shooting victims died, another is in serious condition, and the third is expected to recover.

The Benton Charter Township Police Department has not released names, only saying in a release that the man who died was 18 years old, the one in serious condition is 19, and the recovering victim is 20.

The department reports that officers and deputies from four departments were called to the mall just before 2 a.m. Sunday, where they found that the shooting victims were at Spectrum Lakeland Health. That's where police found the victims, including the fatality.

Further investigation revealed there had been a large gathering at The Orchards but did not uncover how the shooting happened.

Anyone with information should contact the Benton Township Police Department at 269-925-1135.