1 dead, at least 3 injured after shooting in southwest Grand Rapids

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The scene of where a car crashed into a building at Ellsworth Avenue and Goodrich Street SW in Grand Rapids following a shooting. (June 20, 2021)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Police Department responded to several incidents early Sunday morning that they believe are connected to a shooting on the city’s southwest side.

Around 3:50 a.m., GRPD got calls about a possible shooting in the area of Ellsworth Avenue and Goodrich Street. After arriving on scene, police found a black car with three people inside that drove off the road and crashed into a building near the corner of Ellsworth Avenue and Goodrich Street SW, near The Rapid Central Station.

One person in the vehicle was a man who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they crashed into the building. Despite police officers’ efforts to save his life, he died on scene from his injuries.

The other two occupants were women who suffered minor injuries.

GRPD officers were also called to a crash in the area of Bridge Street NW and Scribner Avenue NW. All the people inside the car were adults and received minor injuries from the crash. Police believe those in the vehicle may be involved in the shooting and detectives are continuing to investigate.

Separately from those two scenes, police say a person was dropped off at a local hospital with a gunshot wound some time after GRPD arrived. The person was sent into surgery for their wounds and their condition is currently unknown.

Detectives are encouraging anyone with information to contact them at 616.456.3380 or send anonymous tips to Silent Observer at 616.774.2345. Video of any of the incidents can be shared with investigators at GRPDinfo@grcity.us or to the department’s social media pages.

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