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Four shot following Muskegon Heights basketball game

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Police say four people, including two students, were injured in a shooting Tuesday evening outside of a Muskegon Heights high school.

The shooting occurred just after 9:30 p.m., following a basketball game.

Classes were cancelled Wednesday with crisis response teams available to students and staff.

Officials say the two males and two females suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say a male suspected of carrying out the attack was shot by a sheriff’s deputy after a confrontation.

In a letter to parents, Muskegon Heights Superintendent AlenaZachery-Ross says shots were fired as attendees left the game.

The school believes it was an isolated incident and emphasizes steps taken to ensure safety.

Police say departments were aware of the possibility of a fight and staffed the game with officers in hopes of preventing any altercation.

Muskegon Heights Interim Police Chief Joseph Thomas told media outlets the situation stemmed from a fight in Grand Rapids.

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