10-year-old boy shot by his mother dies.

July 26, 2022

10-year-old boy shot by his mother dies.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Ethan Anewishki, 10, who was shot in the head by his mother Melissa Anewishki Monday, July 25, before turning the gun on herself has been declared dead, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

Melissa Anewishki, 38, shot her son before killing herself shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday at a residence in the 2300 block of Baseline Road east of Oceana Drive.

Unfortunately the news from yesterday’s incident does not get any better,” states Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, July 26. “A series of tests has taken place and found that the 10-year-old boy who was the victim of this shooting has been found to have no brain activity and has now been declared dead. The social worker from Spectrum DeVos Hospital explained that he will now be considered as deceased from last night. Please keep this family and community in your thoughts and prayers.”

Mast said Tuesday morning that Ethan was on life support with “a bleak outlook.”

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence for a report of shots fired. “Upon arrival there, deputies found a 38-year-old female and a 10-year-old boy both with gunshot wounds.” Melissa Anewishki was pronounced dead at the “gruesome” scene. 

Ethan was transported from the scene to Trinity Health Shelby and then airlifted by AeroMed to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  

Melissa Anewishki suffered from mental health issues, said the sheriff. A friend called 911 after hearing gunshots from the residence while going to check on them. 

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