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Man charged in shooting outside Muskegon Heights school

A Grand Rapids man has been charged in a Tuesday evening shooting outside of a Muskegon Heights high school.

21-year-old Clarence McCaleb is charged with multiple felonies following a shooting after a Muskegon Heights basketball game on Tuesday.

Authorities say McCaleb and three others were injured by gunfire, including two students.

The shooting occurred just after 9:30 p.m. outside the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy. Police say all four sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Police allege McCaleb carried out the attack.

He was shot by a sheriff’s deputy at the scene following an armed confrontation.

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

In a letter to parents, Muskegon Heights Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross says the school believes it was an isolated incident and emphasizes steps taken to ensure safety. Zachery-Ross says the two students were treated and released by Wednesday afternoon.

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 previous incident in Grand Rapids.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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