Police, Neighbors Piecing Together What Happened After Shooting

It's a shooting that closed down several city streets and even brought in a state police helicopter. Police are trying to figure out who opened fire Wednesday night south in a Lansing neighborhood.

The flashing lights are gone but the bullet holes left behind on a home off Chelsea Avenue are a reminder that things aren't quite back to normal.

"There was a guy walking down the middle of the street with a blanket and he had a gun underneath it and he shot," said Nick Schafer, who was walking to car when he saw that man.

Schafer believes the man was involved in the shooting that shut down every side street west of Martin Luther King Boulevard from Michigan Avenue to Kalamazoo Street .

"I don't know what would have happened if i never came outside," Schafer added.

That's because what happened next was an even bigger surprise.

"He said get out of dodge so I got out of dodge," Schafer said.

A warning he then passed on to his roommates

"He just yelled at us to get down get down there's a gun so we just dropped to the floor and we ran and hid with our dogs," said Rozemary Howard.

Now police are talking to witnesses and trying to figure out what happened.

"There was an argument, two people, maybe three, maybe four and they decided to settle their differences in gun fire and then run off," said Lansing Police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt.

Lansing police say it's not uncommon for them to respond to a shots fired call, but in this instance they felt it would help to bring in the state police helicopter.

"We're in this general area it's starting to get dark we're going to start a canine track could you light up the area or give us a visual from aerial," Merritt explained.

That search did not lead police to any suspects but they say that the shooters were likely teenagers. Bullet casings from an assault rifle were found at the scene and Schafer found bullet holes in his house and car.

"We don't believe that the house was the intended target and we don't believe the car was," Merritt added.

Thankfully no one was hurt. Now neighbors are just hoping for some sense of normalcy.

"That's the kind of thing that bothers me I don't know if he wants to come back," Schafer said.


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