GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A 67-year-old man was shot in the leg Tuesday night as he was protecting his grandson.
The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of Thomas Street SE near Neland Avenue, according to Grand Rapids police. The shooter was a teen male who was running down the street. He fired four times at a car that was driving away.
The 67-year-old was in his yard watering his lawn. His 4-year-old grandson was also in the yard playing. When the man heard a shot, he dove over his grandson to protect him. That's when he was shot in the leg.
GRPD says it is concerned that there may be retaliatory violence.
The victim was taken to the hospital and his wound appears to be non-life-threatening.
There is not a suspect in custody. Police said the teen who fired the shots was wearing a white T-shirt and hat and black shorts.
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