UPDATE: There never was a suspect in Gwinn shooting, police say

GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE at 11:00 a.m. Thursday:

Investigators say it appears there never was a suspect in the shooting that left a woman injured Tuesday afternoon in Gwinn.

"Due to inconsistencies revealed during the ongoing investigation, the Forsyth Township Police Department wants to reiterate there is no threat to the community, as it does not appear there ever was a suspect in the case," the department said in a press release Thursday morning.

Police say based on information provided in the original call, officers took all precautions to ensure the safety of the community, including the soft lock-down of Gwinn High School due to its close proximity to the call location.

A woman was treated for a gunshot wound, police say. It's unclear if she's still in the hospital or if anyone faces prosecution for reporting there was a suspect in the shooting, which was initially considered an aggravated assault. Her name has not been released.

TV6, FOX UP and UpperMichigansSource.com will continue to follow and update this story.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to a woman's gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in Gwinn.

The Forsyth Township Police Department said late Wednesday morning that an injured woman found at 18 E. Stephenson Avenue underwent surgery at UP Health System-Marquette. Her injuries are not life-threatening. Her name has not been released. Police don't know if she was still in the hospital Wednesday.

After responding to the shooting at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said they were looking for a possible suspect. But investigators emphasized again Wednesday that there is no threat to the public. That leaves open the possibility that there never was a suspect.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and declined to release any further information at this time.

Precautionary lock-downs were put in place at local businesses and at Gwinn High School.

TV6, FOX UP and UpperMichigansSource.com will continue to follow and update this story.



 
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