KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) - Both a shooting suspect and shooting victim were taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon following a shooting and assault at a home in Kentwood.
It happened at a home in the 4800 block of Stauffer Avenue SE around 4:30 p.m. when the suspect walked into the home and shot the victim in the chest and neck three times, a witness told 24 Hour News 8.
"We were laying down and all of a sudden we heard like 5 gunshots in our house and then we ran downstairs and one of our fellow roommates was yellin that his brother had been shot," said Zachary Springfield the victims roommate.
After the shooting, one of the victim's roommates dragged the suspect out of the house and assaulted him, police said. Officers found the suspect in the street when they arrived, and he had suffered serious head trauma.
"We ran downstairs and seen a dude laying in the street who was pretty much laying next to a colt like he had the gun in his hand," said Springfield.
Before police arrived at the scene, a neighbor loaded the victim into a car and attempted to take him to the hospital, police said.
But the neighbor stopped at the Big Lots on S. Division Avenue near 54th Street, which is located about four miles from the house, for unknown reasons. Because police had a description of the neighbor's car, they were able to catch up with the neighbor and the victim at Big Lots. An ambulance was called and the victim, who was alert and talking, was transported to the hospital.
"When his condition worsened the vehicle stopped and his family summoned medical assistance to that scene," said Mark Davis, Sergeant Kentwood Police.
He was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital for treatment. Both the victim and the suspect were unconscious when each of them arrived at the hospital.
Police said they believed the suspect has a connection to someone living in the house, but that connection wasn't clear.
Police also tell 24 Hour News 8 that the suspect has not been arrested at this time, however they believe they have accounted for everyone involved in Saturday's shooting.
24 Hour New 8's Tom Hillen contributed to this report.
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