Michigan Senate honors Kalamazoo shooting victims

LANSING, Mich. – State Senators Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage; Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek; Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Mattawan, and John Proos, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday honored the victims of shootings that took place in the Kalamazoo area last Saturday.

The senators offered thoughts and prayers for their constituents, the victims: Tiana Carruthers, of Richland Township; Rich and Tyler Smith, of Mattawan; Mary Jo Nye, Dorothy Brown, Barbara Hawthorne and Abigail Kopf, of Battle Creek; Mary Lou Nye, of Baroda; and to their families as they cope with the unconscionable tragedy.

The Senate then paused for a moment of silence to honor the victims and their families.