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Neighbors Concerned Following Shots Fired

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Lansing police say gunfire rang out just after 2 p.m. Tuesday three blocks from Lansing Sexton High School.

Neighbors say they noticed a large gathering of 50 to 60 high school students on Ottawa street between Jenison and Forbes.

In a matter of seconds the Lansing neighborhood went from calm to chaotic, filled with police cars, ambulances and bullet-damaged homes.

"We've seen a lot of scuffles, no shootings like this here," said neighbor Delia Pizana.

"There is sometimes trouble in the little park area, but usually this is a really quiet neighborhood," said neighbor Margy Lesher.

But neighbors say it was anything but quiet.

"Yeah it was pop..pop..pop...it was all over," one neighbor exclaimed.

One neighbor heard shots while letting out his cat. He told 6 News he heard the shots then saw two men speed off.

"It was a GMC, I found it to be a light tan, gray-ish color, it was speeding off as I heard her screaming 'I'm hit,'" the neighbor said.

That woman, a 17-year-old and two other teens, all Sexton students were rushed to a local hospital.

Police say a possible fourth victim arrived later.

Now those who live along this street are shocked, some want more of a police presence for what they fear will continue.

"Just worried about what might happen in the next couple days too," neighbor Margy Lesher said. 

Others vow to stand firm against violence.

"This is nothing to kid about, this is my neighborhood and I like my neighborhood," said Delia Pizana.

Police are still looking for those responsible and say this is very serious.

Both the mayor and Interim Police Chief Mike Yankowski are not taking this incident lightly and ask for your help in finding those involved.

"Parents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, step up, for God's sakes, help us stop this senseless violence," said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

"We're going to protect our schools, we are going to protect our city and our community and gun violence is not going to be tolerated," said Lansing Interim Police Chief Mike Yankowski.

Lansing police say if you have any tips to call them or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers at (517) 483-STOP.

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