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17-year-old Kylete Owens killed in Downtown Lansing mass shooting

Lansing Police are searching for the suspect(s) but haven’t made any arrests yet.



A deadly shooting erupted in Downtown Lansing’s Rotary Park (located behind Market Place Apartment Complex) early Monday morning, May 27th, at around 3:00 am.

According to Lansing Police, 17-year-old Kylete Owens was killed and six others suffered injuries.

Upon arrival, officers at the park found a large crowd with multiple victims.

Witness reported a possible second crime scene near the intersection of Shiawassee Street and Cedar Street.

Medics rushed the victims, ranging from 15 to 20 years old, to a nearby hospital. Tragically, 17-year-old Kylete Owens succumbed to his injuries there.

At least one other victim remains in critical condition.

Lansing Police are searching for the suspect(s) but haven’t made any arrests yet.

While the investigation continues, authorities believe this was an isolated incident.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor released the following statement regarding the mass shooting:

“This is a case of people using guns to settle arguments. My thoughts to go out to the victims and their families. The fact simply remains that access to guns is too easy. These young people should not have had these guns. We take hundreds of illegal weapons off the street every year, yet continue to face these tragic incidents. We need more action by the state and federal governments to control access to guns. We will work with all of our law enforcement partners, and use all tools at our disposal, to find who is responsible for this and make sure they are held accountable. And we will aggressively hold responsible the owner of the guns that were used. Access to and willingness to use a gun is too easy and we will arrest all parties responsible. This has to stop.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.