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Gun Violence Shoots Up In Kalamazoo

May 4, 2021
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

Gun violence is at an all-time high in Kalamazoo. That's the message city commissioners got from Public Safety officials Monday, May 3.

City of Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo City commissioners are hoping to reduce gun violence in the city. So far, 14 people have died because of shootings in the city in 2020.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer was hurt and a suspect is dead after gunfire at a downtown business Tuesday afternoon, March 12.

Kalamazoo Advocates Honor Victims of Gun Violence

Feb 25, 2019
Matt Rourke / AP Photo

Earlier this month, several Kalamazoo-area advocacy groups came together to honor the memory of those who have died from gun violence. 

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

A six-part documentary about slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin that debuts at 10 p.m. tonight on the Paramount Network and BET pulls from interviews with more than 100 people, among them his mother, Sybrina Fulton, who spoke in Kalamazoo last year.

WMUK did its own two interviews with Fulton in connection with her visit here. The first was in advance of her trip, the other live onstage. The live interview won an excellence award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters earlier this year.

We're reposting both conversations to coincide with the documentary's premiere.