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Cops tipped off, in place as shots ring out at high school

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Police say four people were injured, including one person who was shot by a deputy, in gunfire near a western Michigan high school.

The shootings happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a basketball game at Muskegon Heights High School.

Authorities say officers were stationed in a parking lot ahead of the game because they had been warned about the possibility of a dispute.

Muskegon Heights Interim Police Chief Joseph Thomas tells reporters shots were fired nearby, injuring two females and a male, then a suspect ran toward the school, where he encountered a deputy.

Thomas says the deputy ordered the man to drop the weapon and shot him when he refused.

None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening.

Thomas told CBS Lansing, Michigan affiliate WLNS-TV officers were searching for three other men they believe were with the shooter at the time.

Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler says it appears the deputy acted within policy and state law.

An investigation is ongoing.

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