Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police investigating shooting

NOW: Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police investigating shooting

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. -- Police are on the lookout for a drive by shooting suspect near Edwardsburg. 

Police and neighbors agree it’s not normal for something like this to happen, but they hope talking about this incident will help police catch a man who allegedly fired two shots at a teenager. 

"This is not a common thing no," said Gary Smith.

“I was very surprised," said Matt Geary. "This is very quiet.”

But Monday at 4:06 p.m. gunshots echoed throughout this quiet stretch of May St. Police say it happened while a teenager stood by the side of the road.

"A vehicle drove by, possibly a black either a Ford, newer model Ford sedan, possibly a Taurus, reached out the window and shot and fired two rounds," said Edwardsburg chief of police Doug Westrick. 

The bullets missed the teen but the driver sped off heading east towards Adamsville Rd. Police hope residents can help asking residents to look out for a white male in his late 30s to early 40s. According to police, incidents like this aren’t common in Edwardsburg. 

"We stay busy, but we don’t have a lot of violent crime," said Westrick. "It’s an unusual case”

Those who live on may street agree.

“I’m very surprised there would even be any issues around here," said Geary. 

Neighbors saying they’ll be keep a closer eye on their street. 

"Just pay more attention I think," said Smith. "See what my surroundings is."

"When you hear news like that, you want to be vigilant, you want to take it seriously," said Geary. 

Ontwa Township Edwardsburg police say anyone with information can call 269-663-8444 or email the department at [email protected]

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