12-year-old shot in Benton Township

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A 12-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in the hip Friday afternoon.

The incident happened in the 1000 block of Harbor Court around 2:40 p.m. Police said an altercation resulted in gunfire.

Benton Township Police responded to 1051 Harbor Ct. in reference to a shooting complaint. They found the 12-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound after being struck by a stray bullet. She is now in stable condition.

Two men are accused of being involved in the situation that led to gunfire. Jakeem Griffin, 24, and Juan Hassel Jr., 18, were arrested for firearms violations.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Officers from the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, the Berrien County Sheriff's Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force assisted in this case.


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