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Man dead after shooting, police search for suspects

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One person is dead and a nearby school was forced to shelter in place after a shooting.

It happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday on the 2600 block of S. Saginaw near Lindsay Street in Flint.

The International Academy of Flint is close to the location and posted on its Facebook page “due to an incident on Saginaw Street,” the school was sheltering in place. That restriction was lifted a short time later.

"My son goes to school right there. And they were on lockdown for nearly 30 minutes. They said no one could go in or out of the school while on lockdown," said Mariah Gross, resident.

Michigan State Police report a 51-year-old man died and a K-9 was brought in to search the area.

"I was scared because normally this neighborhood is quiet," Gross said.

Gross was on edge as emergency responders rushed to a business next to her home to investigate the shooting.

"There was police, ambulances out there, investigators. It was really something," Gross said.

Police say the shooting happened at the Rock Fitness Center, which is a block away from the International Academy of Flint.

Police say two suspects entered the gym with a gun around 1 p.m. and shot and killed a man who was working out.

"I was getting ready to go sign up for a membership, but I don't think I'm going to now," said Jeremy Soba, neighbor.

Gross wonders who was responsible for the shooting.

"It could have been anybody. No one knew where they went. I hope they catch who did it," Gross said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Sgt. Ronald Dixon at 1-810-237-6905 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL. 

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