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Kalamzoo Police ID victim in deadly shooting, investigating a second

Police identified the victim in one of two shootings in Kalmaazoo on Wednesday.
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police in Kalamazoo have are investigating two separate deadly shootings that occurred Wednesday.

According to the department of public safety, the first shooting happened around 6 p.m. on Woodbury Avenue near the intersection of Ada Street. 

When officers arrived to the area, they found 29-year-old Dondreal Watkins, from Kalamazoo, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to the hospital, but later died from their injuries. 

Then around 7:30 p.m., officers were sent to the area of Cameron Street, near the intersection of East Stockbridge Avenue. 

When they got to the scene, they found a 28-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds. KDPS identified the victim as Devante Coleman. 

He was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening, but later died from his injuries. A second person was injured in this shooting, but police said their injuries weren't life threatening. 

Police also released images of the suspect vehicle in the shooting. It appears to be a late model Dodge Caravan that's either silver or gray with black rims. 

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It's not clear yet whether the two shootings are connected. Police did not release any suspect information on either incident. 

Anyone with information is asking to call the police department at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-393-2100.


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