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At least 5 people shot near Saginaw Valley State University

Picture from NBC 25 viewer shows debris left behind at shooting scene.

SAGINAW, Mich. (WSMH/WEYI) - Authorities say at least five people were hurt after shots were fired into a crowd at a party near Saginaw Valley State University in central Michigan.

The shooting occurred in the 2200 block of Pierce Road at the Cardinal Townhomes, which is located across the street from Saginaw Valley State University.

SVSU students ran for cover as gunshots rang out.

"I honestly don't remember," said student Caroline Habrowski. "It was pretty much just fight or flight."

Saginaw County sheriff William Federspiel says around 1000 people were at that party, and investigators found 16 shell casings in the aftermath.

"We got there and there were five people who had been shot were transported to local hospitals," Federspiel said. "Thankfully all five of them had minor injuries...they were all treated and released."

Investigators say at least five people were hurt and possibly a sixth individual who has not been found yet. Officials say the people were treated at hospitals and that their injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

They say the victims attending the large party early Sunday in a Kochville Township apartment and town house complex were not university students.

Saginaw Valley State University Campus Police say one shooter is known. The other is still outstanding.

A hotline number has been set up for students and parents. You can call 989-964-4348.


The university sent out an alert telling students, staff, and parents that the shooting happened around 2 a.m. and that the shooters were still at large.

According to the university news release, the two suspects are black males, one wearing a red shirt with a straight-brim hat, and the second has dread hair and frosted tips.

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