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Michigan youth minister returns to place he was shot

Rev. Marshon Peoples

Photo: WOOD TV8

January 31, 2013 | AP     Mich. youth minister returns to place he was shot
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     GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A West Michigan youth minister has returned to the building where he was shot in the head a year ago.
     WOOD-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Yk3VW9 ) Wednesday that MarShon Peoples came back to the Streams of Hope Ministry recreation building in Gaines Township. He was shot last January after telling a group of young men they couldn't come inside the event.
     Peoples spoke to a group of young men last week and passed around the bullet that doctors removed.  He believes he kept something worse from happening the night he was shot.
     He says he has forgiven the man convicted of shooting him, and the shooter apologized at his sentencing.
     Peoples is among the panelists scheduled to participate Thursday in a WOOD-TV program titled "Beyond the Violence."

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