Man shot in leg after car stolen in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo Public Safety is trying to piece together what sparked a shooting and car theft.

Police said they were called to Charles Avenue near East Main Street in Kalamazoo around 10:30 p.m. Friday. When they got there, officers said they found a 26-year-old man from Kalamazoo with a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The victim told police his car was stolen at gunpoint during a confrontation, and he was shot in the lower leg. Police said they found the car a few blocks away, with no one inside.

An investigation is underway into exactly what happened. KDPS said several suspects were involved, but they only have a limited description for one of them. He is described as a light-skinned black male in his teens, with hazel eyes, brown hair, and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Police said the suspects sped away in a silver vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8994, Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or report online at

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