Holland-area homicide victim related to Kalamazoo shooting survivor

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A 22-year-old man is dead following a shooting at the Hookah Lounge of Holland on Butternut Drive.

Police were called to the scene around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on a report of shots fired. The victim, identified as Anthony Lamb of Muskegon, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Kalamazoo shooting survivor Tiana Carruthers is related to Lamb, according to a post on her Facebook page. Carruthers was shot several times during the February 2016 shooting; witnesses said she put herself between alleged shooter Jason Dalton and a group of kids.

We spoke to a witness who was inside the lounge when the shots rang out. He said it sounded like fireworks, but did his best to remain calm.

"I just stayed calm, they said please stay inside the building, someone was shot, that's what the owners told us. But there were people that ran out like it was a bombing, trying to get out of there like it was a terrorist attack, but i just stayed calm. I didn't rush for the exits or anything," Michael Catney said.

Catney said he knew something was strange that night because  of how many people were standing around outside.

""It's not usually like that. But last night it was, there were too many people out there in the parking lot. This is nonsense it shouldn't happen it's uncalled for, it's not necessary, it's (you've never seen anything like it). No. I can understand it though, when people carry guns it's not the guns that kill it's the people that kill," Catney said.

According to the Hookah Lounge's website, the business typically is open until 4 a.m. It is not known whether the man was shot inside the business or in its parking lot.

Police have not released any suspect information.

Anyone with additional detail about the shooting is asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office at 616-738-4000 or Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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