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5-year-old girl and man found dead in Delta Township home

Delta Twp. shooting investigation
Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 18:01:14-04

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man and a 5-year-old girl were shot and killed in a Delta Township home Tuesday night and a 3-year-old boy was critically injured.

The Eaton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home on Old River Trail around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Crews are on the scene in Delta Twp.
Crews are investigating the shooting that occurred at a Delta Township home.

A man in his 40s was found dead when they arrived. Police also found two children suffering from gunshot wounds. A 5-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Neighbor Ethan Bensinger said he was doing homework and heard yelling and sirens.

"I thought it was kind of far away, and then I realized it was here,” he said. “And so, I looked out the window, and I saw like paramedics or police, they were running like a child out who was like unconscious, and then police cars showed up and everything just kind of happened after that."

Eaton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to this home on Old River Trail Tuesday night.
Eaton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to this home on Old River Trail Tuesday night.

Neighbor Karlie Carter said her mom was invited to go over to the house for a bonfire Tuesday night, but her mom stayed home.

"It's sad. It's really sad that we've grown up here all of our life, and nothing has ever happened like this," Carter said.

Old River Trail in Delta Township
Old River Trail in Delta Township.

Carter said the man who died lives in the Upper Peninsula and did not live in that house. She said he was the father of the kids.

Carter described the kids as awesome and super cute.

Detectives are investigating, and there is not believed to be any threat to the public.

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