One dead, one critical in Muskegon shooting

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  • A Muskegon shooting left one man dead, one man arrested, and one woman in critical condition on Tuesday. (July 9, 2013)
  • Monroe Ave., Muskegon. (July 9, 2013)
    

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A witness says the broad daylight shooting in Muskegon Tuesday afternoon started as an argument over nothing.

When it ended a 27-year-old woman was critically injured with a head wound, and a 27-year-old man was killed.

Police Wednesday morning tell WZZM that they have interviewed several persons of interest in the shooting and that one person is in custody. It is not clear if that person is in custody in direct relation to the shooting.

"His name is Alex Brown," says a neighbor. "As far as I know, he was a good kid.  Now he is dead and it's a low down shame someone would do that in the middle of the daytime." 

Residents near the 300 block of Monroe Avenue say they heard the chatter of gunfire about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"All I heard was bang, bang, bang," recalls Denise Alen. "Then the sirens."

"It was a high volume of fire in a 15-second period," says Henry Jenkins. "Right away I recognized automatic gunfire, got my mom off the front porch and went to see what happened."

Investigators believe more than two dozen shots were fired.  Witnesses say Alex Brown was hit at least three times. His friend, Misha, was wounded in the head.

Police scoured the neighborhood but did not find the killer.

Detectives believe they know who he is, but not where he is.  Police have not offered a motive for the murder.

"Because they don't have financial opportunities in this neighborhood, the jobs our young people have are sometimes illegal because these guys have to earn money,' explains Jenkins. "Dealing with the people you have to deal with, arguments occur. In this case an argument ended up in gunfire. Most of us feel like crying."

Investigators have searched several areas, including the most recent address for the suspected killer.  

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