Calhoun County deputies investigating shooting that closed down schools

Deputies are investigating a shooting near Helmer and Dickman Roads early Thursday. The shooting shut down three local elementary schools in Springfield. (WWMT/Jason Puhr)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Right now Calhoun County deputies are investigating a shooting in Springfield.

It happened in the area of Dickman and Helmer Road early Thursday morning.

Calhoun County deputies said they were called out around 4:40 a.m. for a report of a gunshot victim at the BP Gas Station on Dickman road. They found the incident actually happened earlier, at Avenue A near Sundown Street in front of the school.

Deputies said a woman swerved to avoid a man who walked in the road. He then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot her as she continued driving west.

The woman drove herself to the hospital. Authorities tell Newschannel 3 she is expected to be okay.

Deputies attempted a K9 track but did not find the suspect because of the rainy weather. There is no suspect information available at this time.

Calhoun County deputies and Battle Creek Police say there is no active shooter in the area, only one woman was shot.

District officials told Newschannel 3 Springfield Middle School, Valley View Elementary School and Endeavor Charter Academy are closed Thursday for what they called an "active shooter" situation in the surrounding area, but we have since learned from authorities this is not an active shooter threat. Deputies do not believe the public is in any danger.

The district also posted a message on their website.

All of the roads in the area are blocked at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident please contact Calhoun County Sheriff’s Detectives at (269)781- 0880 or Silent Observer at (269)781-9700.

Stay with Newschannel 3 for more information.

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