Witness in South Lansing shooting: “I don’t understand why this happened right here.”


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Saturday afternoon Kendon Drive was quiet, with children riding their bikes, but early in the morning, it was a different picture.

“I was sitting in my living room and heard a couple pops, about seven to ten, loud pops. I couldn’t tell if they were fireworks or bullets.”

We spoke to one man who witnessed the entire event, but didn’t want to go on camera. He heard a car screech and that’s when he looked out his window.

“Car was driving away at like 50 miles an hour down the street and then the victim’s car just kind of slowly rolled across the intersection. A girl got out screaming. That’s when I called 911.”

Lansing police say that 22-year-old woman is now in stable condition in the hospital but the 34-year-old man she was with died from his wounds.

The witness 6News spoke to said he didn’t hear anything before the shots were fired.

“I mean, they were obviously parked next to each other in the middle of the street which is not normal, so something must have happened. I didn’t hear any arguing or screaming.”

Police don’t know what direction the car drove off in, but investigators believe the male victim and whoever is responsible are acquaintances.

“Just a really disturbing thing for this neighborhood. Seemed like a really nice neighborhood, nice people. I don’t understand why this happened right here.”

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