Remembering Last Year's 4th of July Shooting Victim

By: Shannon Kantner Email
By: Shannon Kantner Email

It's been almost a year since a woman was hit with a stray bullet and killed during last summer's Lansing fireworks.

Family and police are still searching for answers to the tragic death of Michelle Packard.

The 34-year-old MSU doctoral student was waiting with her fiance for the fireworks show to begin in Adado Riverfront Park last July 4, when she was hit. It wasn't until later that night at the hospital that doctors realized there was a bullet in her head. She died the next morning.

The pain was too much for Packard's fiance, and he claimed his own life this spring.

Now Packard's sister, Elyse, is speaking out about what the family has gone through and the importance of safety this time of year. Lansing police also have plans to boost security at the fireworks display in just a couple of days.

News 10's Shannon Kantner sat down with Elyse and Capt. Daryl Green. She'll have the full story on WILX at 6:00. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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