1 shot in southeast Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Police on scene of a shooting where one person was shot on Baxter Street Wednesday, Aug. 21 2019.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a person was shot in Grand Rapids late Wednesday night.

The Grand Rapids Police Department confirmed to News 8 that around 11:30 p.m. authorities received a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Baxter Street SE near the intersection of Wealthy Street and Eastern Avenue SE.

GRPD Sgt. Cathy Williams says a man was sitting on his porch when he was shot by a man walking by.

Williams says multiple shots were fired and the victim was shot in the arm.

The injury is not life-threatening, Williams said.

The victim has not given police any indication who may have shot him or what may have preceded the shooting, according to Williams.

The suspect is described as a black male who is possibly in his 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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