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UPDATE: Three shot in Downtown Kalamazoo Sunday morning


UPDATE: A 28-year-old man wounded by gunfire at the Shell Gas Station on W. Michigan Avenue has been upgraded from critical to stable condition at Bronson's Trauma Unit.

The search continues for the suspect in the 2 a.m. shooting, which Public Safety believes was linked to a fight a few minutes earlier at Shakespere's Pub, which had been hosting a hip-hop event earlier in the evening.   

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Three people have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a dispute began in one part of downtown Kalamazoo early this morning and ended in another.

Public Safety first responded to reports of a fight and gunfire in the parking lot of Shakespeare’s Pub on Kalamazoo Avenue just before 2 a.m.

Just eight minutes later, there was another report of gunfire, this time at the Shell gas station at Westnedge and W. Michigan Avenue.

This time, responding officers found two men lying in the parking lot with bullet wounds.

A 28-year-old man was hit in the pelvis and ankle and admitted in critical condition at Bronson Emergency.

A 49-year-old is expected to recover from a leg wound and a third man got help from friends to the E.R. with wounds in his arm, leg and back. He should also recover.

Capt. Victor Ledbetter says the suspect is a short black male in his late 20’s who was wearing all back clothing and an orange hat.

The suspect fled the scene in a black midsize vehicle. Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or send an e-mail to www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.