Police: One dead following Tuesday morning shooting in Free Soil Twp.

April 16, 2019

UPDATE: An adult male has was killed in an active shooting incident Tuesday morning in Free Soil Township, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

At 6:54 a.m., MSCO units were notified of an active shooting taking place in the 1000 block of N. U.S. 31 in Free Soil Township. Four deputies were dispatched to the scene, and law enforcement was able to establish a perimeter around the house and evacuate a wounded adult and two children, according to a press release from Cole.

An adult male suspect surrendered to officers at 8:25 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident, Cole stated.

The Manistee County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and SWAT teams assisted.

“The quick response form these agencies allowed us to get a quick perimeter set up on the house, which allowed us to quickly evacuate those in the home,” Cole state.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the matter, and the MSP crime lab out of Grayling is currently responding to the scene.

The surviving shooting victim was transported by Life EMS to Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital and is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Two people were shot Tuesday morning during an active shooter incident, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred on U.S. 31 between Hoague and Koenig roads. There is a suspect in custody, according to police.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office stated on its Facebook page Tuesday that the area is secure.

“There is no threat to the public and U.S.31 will be open shortly. There will remain a police presence at the scene of this mornings shooting throughout the day,” the sheriff’s office stated.

The Ludington Area School District and other school districts were placed on a temporarily “soft lockdown,” which was soon lifted by officials on advice from Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett.

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