Merrill double shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

The Saginaw County Sheriff has identified the victim killed during a double shooting, and say another person was left in critical condition. (Photo Credit: Jesse Gonzales)

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. --The Saginaw County Sheriff has identified 21-year-old Richard Skillman as the victim killed during a double shooting.

It took place just before 10 p.m. Friday in the area of South Johnson and West Perkins streets.

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The sheriff says a 21-year-old male suspect is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Deputies believe the shootings took place during a gathering. They say several people fled from the scene.

A handgun was found at the scene.

Deputies believe alcohol was a factor.

The shootings are still under investigation.

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