Seven boys in custody after shooting near Everett High School

UPDATE (3 p.m. Friday) – One of the teens has been released.

UPDATE (11 p.m.) – 6 News Reporter Alexandra Ilitch spoke with Gregg Halstead, who lives on Sprucewood Avenue, just a few houses down from where the break-in happened.

“It was chaos and very overwhelming, police were going door to door, knocking on doors, going in people’s backyards with their rifles, telling people to stand inside, Halstead said.

There has been reports of break ins on the south end of Lansing recently, something Halstead said neighbors told him about when he moved in about four months ago.

“When I first moved in there the neighbors just came let me know that recently that small stuff had been stolen from their cars..nothing too big, they just wanted me to be aware,” Halstead said. “Being new to the neighborhood, lock your stuff up.”

Right now, police are looking to see if there’s a connection.

“We honestly are looking into that,” Public Information Director Robert Merritt said. “The south end has been hit with a few break ins as of recently and we’re looking to see if there’s any relationship to it, we’re not ruling it out.”

 

UPDATE (3:19 p.m.) – Eight boys ranging from ages 13 – 18 are currently in custody. They are being treated as subjects, not suspects at this point. Two are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials are looking into whether or not this is connected to a series of break-ins. Stay with 6 News for the latest.

UPDATE (3:14 p.m.) – Lansing Police say the scene is secure and the lock down of both schools has been lifted.

UPDATE (1:29 p.m.): Lansing Police spokesperson Robert Merritt confirms that the shootings are connected to a home break-in that happened on the 400 block of Pinewood this morning.

At this time Everett High and Cavanaugh Elementary are still locked down and all access is restricted. Gardner Middle School is no longer locked down.

UPDATE (12:26 p.m.): Lansing Police are looking for a third suspect in a shooting near several city schools. Two people were injured and two are in custody after the shooting was reported around 11 a.m.

A Michigan State Police helicopter is assisting in the search.

Police emphasize that there have been no arrests at this time.

6 News has a crew at the scene and will continue to have updates online and on 6 News.

UPDATE (11:39 a.m.): A 6 News photographer says he saw paramedics taking an injured man out of the woods. Police confirm to 6 News this is the second victim in the shooting.

UPDATE (11:37 a.m.): Three Lansing schools are on lockdown after a report of shots fired and a report of one person being injured.

Cavanaugh Elementary, Everett High and Gardner Middle Schools are not letting anyone in or out of the building as of 11:05 a.m., according to the district.

The schools say all students and staff are safe.

The lockdown was prompted by a shooting in the area. As 6 News previously reported, there’s a gunshot victim at a nearby hospital.

6 News has a crew at the scene and will have a live report on 6 News at Noon.

DEVELOPING 11:20 a.m. – Lansing Police are looking for a suspected gunman near Everett High School on the city’s southside.

Police tell 6 News that there were reports of “possible gunshots” earlier and the school was put into lockdown.

There is one confirmed gunshot victim who took themselves to McLaren Hospital.

6 News has crews in the area and will have updates online and on 6 News.

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