LANSING, Mich. — A fatal fire broke out in a townhome in the 4100 block of Woodbridge Drive early Wednesday morning.
Lansing police and fire were dispatched to the home on the city's southwest side just before 4 a.m. and found a person who was badly burned outside.
The victim received medical aid but did not survive. Police said in a press release that they still don't know the identity of the victim and that the cause of the fire is unknown.
But neighbors say there was a shooting around the same time flames broke out. Police haven't confirmed whether a shooting took place
“Lot of the complex around here, they’re all burnt to the ground,” said neighbor Beany Lizaire.
Neighbor Jaysha Martin was home with her young kids and said at least 10 bullets came into her home.
“We were sleep and we just heard a lot of gunshots,” Martin said. “I woke up screaming and my daughter asked what happened and that’s about it, everybody was gone by then.”
“I just moved my kids out of my bed like an hour before the shooting happened,” she said. “They were like lying at the end of my bed, so my daughter’s head was right in front of the TV where the bullet hole went. So, I’m glad I moved them.”
The fire department was able to extinguish the fire without it spreading to other units.
Anyone with information should contact the Lansing Police Department at (517) 483-4500, Detective Sergeant Frazier at (517) 483-4659, Crime stoppers (517) 483-7867, or they can send a message to the Lansing Police Departments Facebook page.
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