Grand Rapids

Police search for suspect in GR shooting, 2 injured

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after two people were shot on Grand Rapids’ southeast side Friday morning.

Authorities were called around 2 a.m. Friday to the area of Delaware Street and Union Avenue for reports of shots fired. While on foot searching the area, officers heard multiple gunshots near Madison Avenue and Delaware Street.

The officers found a 24-year-old man with gunshots wounds in the 1100 block of Madison Avenue. He was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police then focused on a nearby house with four apartments where a house party was taking place. A perimeter was set up around the house and streets near Hall Street and Madison Avenue were blocked off.

Then police found a second gunshot victim, a 27-year-old man. He was taken to the hospital where is listed in stable condition.

After a four-hour standoff, no suspect or additional victims were found inside the house. Around 7 a.m. Friday, roads in the area reopened.

As of 8 a.m. Friday, police said the suspect is not in custody and no description is available. Investigators believe there are still witnesses they have not spoken to yet.

The Grand Rapids Police Department's Major Case Team is investigating the case.

Anyone with information about the case or any other crimes is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.


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