MSP investigating fatal shooting outside HYPE Athletics center in Wayne

- Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal shooting outside an athletic center in Wayne.

According to MSP, the MSP Special Investigation Section was contacted by the Wayne Police Department to handle a shooting that took place around 5:45 p.m. outside HYPE Western Wayne Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Road in Wayne.

According to Hype Athletics, the victim was shot outside the center in the parking lot and ran inside for help. The staff took necessary procedures to secure anyone inside the center.

MSP says the victim was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Wayne where they were pronounced dead.

According to Hype Athletics, the victim was not a member of the center.

Detectives are currently on the scene as the investigation continues.

Hype Athletics issued the following statement:

Hype Athletics was founded in 2001 with a mission to provide drug-free, violent-free and diverse environments that strengthen the infrastructure of the community.  Please visit our website to learn more about HYPE.

HYPE has manage recreation services for the City of Wayne since 2015. Since then, crime, violence and negative activity dropped considerably. Our after school programs and services target youth and adult alike in the city of Wayne.

HYPE is a family friendly center that welcomes all Wayne and neighboring community residents. It is with great (disappointment) that such a criminal act would take place in a historically safe and a secure community such as the city of Wayne. To our knowledge the victim was not a member nor has ever been to our center. The incident occurred within our parking lot and after the incident occurred the victim ran inside our center for assistance and help.

Immediately after our staff noticed that the victim was shot, our staff implemented the necessary procedures to secure the members and families within the center. HYPE has received live active shooter training from local and federal agencies. We (are) glad that no one else was injured in the process and pray for the victim's recovery and comfort of his family.

We have full trust in the local and state officers as they complete their investigation of the terrible incident.

The center will resume full operations on Tuesday and ensure that we will take every stop to ensure the safety and security of our members and guests.

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