Benton Harbor shooting injures 13-year-old and 16-year-old

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A 13-year-old and 16-year-old suffered gunshot wounds on the 100 block of Fair Street on Monday night, Benton Charter Township Police said.

Officers were dispatched to the area for reports of a shooting around 11:41 pm on Monday. Police were told that three people had been shot, but once they arrived, they only found two victims.

The victims, a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old from Benton Harbor, were transported to the hospital for their injuries. The 16-year-old suffered serious injuries to his stomach, while the 13-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle, according to officers.

The suspect’s description is unknown at this time, officers said.

Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to contact the Benton Charter Township Police Department at 269-925-1125. You can also submit tips anonymously through Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or their Facebook page.



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