MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (4/19/2019) - The 58-year-old grandmother shot in the head while pumping gas at a Marathon station on Pierson Road on Thursday remained in critical condition a day later.
Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green said the woman, who lives in the township, was listed in critical but stable condition Friday. He said medical staff believe she will survive.
She was pumping gas around 2:30 p.m. at the station on Pierson Road east of Jennings Road when two rival groups engaged in an ongoing feud opened fire on each other, Green said. The innocent grandmother was caught in the crossfire.
Two teenagers in her vehicle were not injured.
A 26-year-old Flint woman riding in a white Range Rover, which one of the shooters drove to the Marathon station, was struck in the arm by a bullet. Green said she was treated and released at an area hospital Thursday evening.
Police arrested the two men they believe were the primary shooters during the incident. Both remained in custody Friday awaiting formal charges.
Investigators are still looking for a third person, who is considered a person of interest. Green said the black male dressed in all white clothing left the scene on foot, tucked a handgun into his waistband and boarded an MTA bus.
Green said authorities want to talk to the person of interest to learn about his potential involvement in the shootout.
Mott Community College confirmed on Friday that the 58-year-old victim is an employee there. The college is making grief counselors available to staff and students Friday and through next week.