3 shootings, 1 stabbing in GR: 20th homicide of 2020

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating multiple shootings, one deadly, and a stabbing in Grand Rapids overnight.

The first incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday officers were called to the area of Bradford Street NE between Clancy and Lafayette Avenues for a report of shots fired, according to a Grand Rapids Police Department news release.

When authorities were on scene, a 20-year-old man showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim told investigators he was walking near Bradford and College Avenue when a vehicle shot at him as it drove by.

Then around 11:30 p.m. Saturday authorities received multiple reports of a gunfight on Diamond Avenue SE near Diamond Street.

One caller, a 23-year-old woman, said she had been shot and was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening.

The police department said officers found more than 50 bullet shell casings in the area.

GRPD said around 2:20 a.m. Sunday officers were flagged down on Turner Avenue near 5th Street referencing a shooting victim.

Officers found an unconscious 24-year-old man with multiple apparent gunshot wounds. He died from his injuries.

The deadly shooting marks the 20th homicide of 2020 in Grand Rapids.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name pending family notification. There is no suspect information at this time.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday a 23-year-old woman showed up at the hospital in critical condition with a stab wound.

Police said the victim was stabbed by another woman during a large fight at New York Fried Chicken.

“I am both troubled and saddened by yet another life lost, a young man killed early this morning on the city’s northwest side. This week’s gun violence should trouble every person who lives and works in Grand Rapids,” GRPD Chief Eric Payne said in a statement. 

“I will continue working with our community on increased efforts to do whatever we can to get at the root causes of this violence. But we need to do this together. This must include ongoing dialogue, including more cooperation from the public to help us solve these crimes. I believe together we have the ability to find real solutions to this unacceptable level of criminal behavior, which is causing devastating consequences to our neighborhoods,” Payne continued.

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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