1 injured in 2nd shooting on GR’s West Side

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police responded Wednesday evening to the scene of a second unrelated shooting on the West Side.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Gezon Avenue NW north of Leonard Street. That’s near The Mitten Brewing Co. and a Taco Bell. Neighbors said they heard gunfire and saw a man taken away in an ambulance.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said the man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Neighbors said they are fed up with crime.

“What is going on? And why? Why? I don’t understand. We’re seeing this more and more in our neighborhood,” neighbor Rachael Kozal said. “My granddaughter that lives with me, 12 years old, can’t even roam her own neighborhood because of the fear of drugs and guns.”

Earlier Wednesday, two people sustained minor injuries in a separate shooting about a mile and a half away near Union High School. GRPD said the two shootings are not believed to be connected.

Anyone with information about either shooting can call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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