GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have released the name of the woman who was killed in a deadly shooting on Grand Rapids’ northwest side.
The Grand Rapids Police Department identified the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2021 as 65-year-old Sandra Kay Carter of Grand Rapids.
The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday at a duplex at the intersection of Leonard Street NW and Alpine Avenue.
A neighbor told News 8 she saw a man walk up to the front door and then fire shots into the home as Carter answered the door, hitting her. The shooter then ran away, headed north on Alpine. The neighbor said she called 911. Carter was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries Monday.
“Violence in our community, whether intentional or accidental, will not be tolerated,” GRPD Sgt. Dan Adams said in a Tuesday morning statement. “Our residents and visitors should feel safe, and be safe, at all times. And the best way to ensure that happens is to partner with the GRPD to identify violent offenders in our community, so that we may stand together and send a common message…violence is not acceptable here.”
Police have not released a suspect description. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.