Two Downstate Men Injured in Early Sunday Double Shooting
Two downstate men are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning shooting Sunday in Mt. Pleasant.
Police say they were called to the corner of Kinney and High street, just three blocks from the police station, for a double shooting just before 2:30 Sunday morning.
Police do not know what lead to the shooting and are continuing investigations to find more details to put together a suspect.
Both men are expected to survive their injuries.
This coming on the same weekend as a stabbing just outside the city, shows that police are trying to make the public aware of the dangers of being out late and working closely with the university to keep students safe and informed, even with these off-campus incidents.
“First and foremost, we always ask people to be aware of their surroundings. Obviously don’t walk around with your head in your phone, walk around with other people,” said Autume Balcom, public information officer for the Mt. Pleasant police, “Outside of that, we work closely with Central Michigan University, as well as the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department regarding the students. We try to keep them as informed as possible with CMU and their Central Alert system.”
Police have not made an arrest yet but do not believe there is any danger to the community.
Central Michigan University released this statement on the event:
“Central Michigan University utilizes a variety of processes and systems to disseminate emergency notifications and timely warnings to the campus community. Upon confirmation of a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of the on-campus community, and working closely with other local law enforcement agencies if the situation happened outside of campus, the CMU Police Department will issue a notification to students, faculty and staff through the Central Alert emergency notification system.”