BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Deputies along with multiple other agencies responded to calls concerning multiple shots fired in Brandon Township at a large party that was only supposed to have been attended by no more than 15 people. The shooter told officers a post to social media was to blame.
Multiple Deputies and the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of Perry Lake Rd. in Ortonville on a report of multiple shots fired outside of a home.
Over 100 people from the ages of 15 thru 20 yrs. old had gathered at the house for a party. The subjects in attendance were from the Cities of Flint, Burton, Clio, Lansing, the Village of Holly, Brandon Township and other areas.
An argument ensued between two of the groups. A large window in the home was broken out by a male subject. The 17-year-old who lives at residence retrieved a 9 mm handgun and fired multiple rounds. A person was struck in the right arm and he sustained cuts from the glass also.
The 18-year-old victim from Flint stated that he had engaged in a verbal argument with someone prior to his being shot. Two handguns were reported stolen from the residence and have not been recovered.
The victim was transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital by the Brandon Township Fire Department with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated and released.
Detectives arrived and began their investigation. The suspect has been lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of charges. The incident remains under investigation.
The 17 year old, whose parents were out of town, advised Deputies that originally only 15 people were invited but someone posted the party on social media and over 100 people showed up.