GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A 17-year-old male admitted to police to shooting a gun at a Grand Rapids park.
Officers responded around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to Veterans Park near Division Avenue and Fulton Street, which is next to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Library.
That is where the teen had shot three rounds from a handgun, police told 24 Hour News 8. A bullet hit an occupied, parked car in front of Brian's Books and another hit an unoccupied, parked vehicle. No one was hurt.
David Kolesar, who works at Brian's Books, told 24 Hour News 8 that he heard even more gunshots.
"All of a sudden I just hear three rapid pops like 'Pop, pop, pop,' then a little bit of a delay, and then a fourth pop, 'Pop,'" that's what I thought I heard, at least," he said.
Kolesar said he then looked out the window and saw three people running in three different directions.
"First thing that goes through my head is, well, those are gunshots, people are running from all over the place right now," he said.
Kolesar and other Brian's Books employees locked the doors and quickly lead customers into the basement where they waited for police.
Just a few minutes later, officers spotted someone, matching the suspect's description, walking along John Street., which is a about three blocks away from the park.
That teen admitted he was the shooter and was arrested. He has not yet been charged.
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