Muskegon, Mich. (Sept. 22, 2013)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Events are suspended indefinitely at the charity club where three people were killed and four others shot Sunday morning.
Leaders of the Elks Lodge on Ottawa Street say they need time to set up security cameras inside and outside the club.
Dupree Barnes, Jacolby Brown, and Jalisa Love were killed after a fundraising event at the lodge for Julius Johnson, who was shot and killed by police in 2009. Family and friends are trying to raise money to purchase a gravestone for Johnson.
Leaders of the Elks Lodge say everyone attending the event had been cleared out of the building by 1:45 a.m. Sunday. The shootings took place in the parking lot at 2 a.m.
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Muskegon Police have been called to the Elks Lodge for a variety of disturbances and even other shootings. Members are urging witnesses to cooperate with police so the people responsible for the shooting to be brought to justice.
"I understand the community is afraid. We are afraid too," said Robert Roundtree Sr., financial secretary for the lodge.