GRPD investigates 4th Saturday shooting

Grand Rapids
A photo of a shooting in Highland Street in Grand Rapids. (Sept. 2, 2019)

A photo of a shooting in Highland Street in Grand Rapids. (Sept. 21, 2019)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police officers were called to the scene of a fourth shooting in a single day Saturday night.

Officers say it happened around 11 p.m. at Highland Street SE,  near Prospect Avenue.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says a woman was shot. Her injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

It marks the fourth shooting that happened Saturday in Grand Rapids. Two of those shootings were fatal. One of them happened just after 2 a.m. on Ionia Avenue SW near Albany Street SW. Police say the victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

The second deadly shooting happened in the area of Diamond Avenue SE and Sigsbee Street SE. Investigators say around 3:20 a.m., officers found a male victim who had been shot multiple times. He also died at the hospital.

The third shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. Saturday near Ionia Avenue SW and Shelby Street. Authorities say one man was hit in the leg and was taken to a hospital. The man is expected to be OK.

Authorities do not believe the two Saturday night shootings are connected.

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