Shooting at Carman-Ainsworth High School leaves teenager in critical condition

FLINT TWP. — A 15-year-old Flint boy was shot during a fight Friday in the parking lot outside Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint Township.

Flint Township Police were sent to the school at about 7:30 p.m. for a report of fight involving about 70 people. Police said the fight started inside the building at 1300 N. Linden Rd. and continued outside where Ethan Williams was shot in the chest. He was transported to Hurley Medical Center in Flint where he is in critical condition. Doctors said the bullet passed through his right lung and became lodged in his left lung, narrowly missing his heart. Williams is expected to be hospitalized for a least another week.

A basketball skills event with local high school athletes and a play were being held in the school building when the fight and shooting occurred, but neither event was put on by the district, according to police.

As of Monday, police said 10 people were in custody and several weapons were recovered during traffic stops conducted after the incident. Law enforcement will be reviewing security camera footage to determine what led up to the fight and shooting.

Flint Township Police were assisted by Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Police Authority of Genesee County, Flushing Township Police Department and Mount Morris Township Police Department.

Security was on hand in the school building for the basketball event.