1 dead in shooting on Grand Rapids’ southeast side

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man died Tuesday after being shot at a cemetery in Southeast Grand Rapids.

His father and police have identified the victim as Deshowne Kirkland, 21.

Police say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. at Garfield Park Cemetery, located on Kalamazoo Avenue SE between Alger Street and Burton Street.

The victim was driven to a local hospital in a private car but did not survive, GRPD Sgt. Dan Adams said.

Police do not have a suspect in custody. Information on a motive was not immediately available.

Officers talked to residents in the neighborhood, looking for tips and surveillance video that may provide more information in the case.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids police at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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