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Muskegon Twp. police respond to car crash, driver found shot on US-31

Update: Investigation has led police to believe the shooting was gang-related.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Update, 7/29/2021:

The Muskegon Township Police Department announced Thursday they do not believe this shooting to be a random act or a road rage incident. Investigation has led police to believe the shooting was gang-related.

“Investigators wanted this information released to let the public know they are not in any danger while travelling our community roadways,” a statement from the department reads. 

The shooting is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the police department, 911 or Silent Observer.  

Original Story, 7/29/2021:

Muskegon Township police are investigating a homicide after they responded to a car crash on northbound US-31 and found the driver with a gunshot wound.

Police say they responded to US-31 in the Muskegon River flats just before noon Wednesday for an accident. The vehicle had left the roadway and was in the swamp. Responding officers located the driver with a single gunshot wound.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Police say witnesses recall a silver or gray Jeep driving alongside the victim's vehicle and that several gunshots were heard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Muskegon Township Police Department, 911 or Silent Observer.

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