Police: Man, 18, shot and wounded in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A young man was shot and wounded in Grand Rapids Sunday evening.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Watkins Street SE east of Union Avenue in the Madison Area neighborhood.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says the victim, an 18-year-old, was taken into surgery for injuries to his lower extremities. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police say the suspect is a middle-aged man and that he was not in custody Sunday night. They did not release the suspect’s name.

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Grand Rapids police on the scene of a shooting on Watkins Street SE east of Union Avenue. (July 14, 2019)

There has been a recent spike in violence in Grand Rapids, with two shootings last Sunday (one of which killed a man) and a series of nonfatal shootings in the past few weeks. GRPD has urged community members to stand together against violence and to help investigators track down those responsible.

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