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Lansing's First Homicide of 2013 Takes Two Hours

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It took just two hours for Lansing to see its first homicide of 2013, but police say they have a 20-year-old Lansing man in custody in connection.

One man died and four others were injured after a fight inside and outside a northside party store. Police say the fight broke out at the Save On Market near the intersection of Willow and Knollwood. just after 2 a.m. That fight turned into gunfire that claimed a man's life.

Of the four other injuries, police describe three of them as critical and say one person is expected to survive. All of the injured are Lansing residents in their 20's. They were taken to a local hospital.

Neighbors say that the sound of 25 to 30 shots rang out from what could have been three or four guns.

The President of the Neighborhood Association next to the store, Walter Brown, says in his opinion, the store's late hours are partly to blame for what happened because it draws many "unsavory characters" into the area. Lansing Police installed a surveillance system directly across the street.

The case is being turned over to the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office. Police are asking people with any information to call Detective Sergeant David Ellis at (517) 483-6842, or Crime Stoppers at (517) 483-STOP (7867). Anonymous text message tips can be left at 847411, begin your text with LPD517 then leave your message.

The unfortunate start to 2013 continues an unfortunate trend in 2012. After three consecutive years in the single digits, homicides in Lansing rose to 13 last year.

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