Teen girl killed, another injured in Lansing Township shooting

Community mourns as teen dies in Lansing Township gunfire

The tranquil community of Lansing Township in Michigan was rocked by a tragic incident last December when a teenage girl succumbed to her injuries following a violent altercation. Brooke Lawson, a 17-year-old, was discovered unresponsive and subsequently declared deceased after the harrowing events of a shooting that also left a 20-year-old woman hospitalised.

Lawson’s fate was sealed by multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by a 35-year-old woman, as confirmed by Lansing Police. The incident, which unfolded on a Thursday night, drew law enforcement to the 1400 block of Ravenswood Drive, where the sound of gunfire had been reported at approximately 10 p.m. on December 21. Upon their arrival, officers were met with a chaotic scene: a young woman lay wounded by gunfire and another teenager’s life hung in the balance.

The 20-year-old victim, who sustained a hip injury, is reported to be recovering well, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the tragedy. Meanwhile, the teenager’s injuries were too severe for her to overcome, and she was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

In the wake of the violence, a 35-year-old woman was apprehended by authorities and now faces grave charges including murder and attempted murder. The Lansing Township Police have assured the public that all involved were acquainted with one another, suggesting that there was no broader threat to community safety. Nonetheless, the investigation into this devastating event is in its initial stages, leaving many questions unanswered.

As the local community mourns the loss of Brooke Lawson and contemplates the circumstances that led to such a senseless act, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the impact of violence on society. The authorities are committed to uncovering the full story behind this tragedy, even as the bereaved seek solace and healing in the aftermath. Further updates are anticipated as the investigation progresses, and those following the case hope for answers and justice for the victims.

Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.