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UPDATE: Fourth Student Shot, Wounded Near High School

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UPDATE (Wednesday, 10:11am): Lansing Police say four students, not three, were shot a few blocks from Sexton High School.

The fourth student, a 17-year-old teenager, showed up at the hospital on his own Tuesday after shots rang out near the intersection of Jenison and Forbes.

Officials had hinted at a fourth victim on Tuesday, but did not confirm that information until Wednesday morning.

Police say that he is expected to survive.

Of the four victims, police say two remain in the hospital and two of them have been released.

Police continue to urge parents to talk to their kids about coming forward with information. Officers say many people witnessed the shooting, and that they interviewed people throughout the night.

They have not made any arrests.

Stay tuned to 6 News as we continue to cover this story from a number of angles. Our coverage on air starts at noon and continues tonight at 5 & 6.

6 News Original Story:
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Police are investigating a shooting at the 1500 block of Ottawa, right by Sexton High School.

Three students new to the area this year were shot outside of the high school, causing Sexton to go on lockdown briefly, but the school is open now.  

The victims involve two males, one 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, and one 17-year-old female. The students were taken to the hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries. One additional 15-year-old male showed up at the hospital with a gun wound, but police say they are not able to connect this with the shooting at this time.    

It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday between Jenison and Forbes. Witnesses say they heard loud noises that sounded like fire crackers combined with metallic sounds. Police believe the crime was pre-planned and not a random act. The shooting did not happen on Sexton High School property, it was three blocks away.  

Interim Police Chief Mike Yankowski said gun violence will not be tolerated by the city. 

Lansing School's Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul says classes will go on Wednesday morning and that a crisis team will be at the school. She believes the worst thing Sexton High School can do is to stop. "The worst thing we can do, I think, is to stop living our normal lives," said Canul. Instead she says moving forward is the way to go.   

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was on the crime scene and part of the press conference. Mayor Bernero says it is rare for him to be on a crime scene. "I'm particularly outraged when students are involved," said Mayor Bernero. The Mayor will be at Sexton High School on Wednesday.

Police are working through information on the suspect, but have not released an identity.

6 News reporter Nick Perreault is on the scene and will have updates on the shooting tonight on 6 News at 6.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (517) 483-7867 or call the Lansing Police Department at (517) 483-4600. You can also text an anonymous tip to (517) 847-4111.

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