GRPD: 2 injured in 2 shootings overnight

Grand Rapids

Authorities are investigating a shooting in southeast Grand Rapids Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after two people were injured in two shootings early Thursday morning.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said officers were called shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting near the intersection of Union Avenue SE and Alexander Street SE.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. The victim told police he and a friend were riding their bikes when a black car drover past and shot at them. The victim and his friend then hid behind a house on Alexander Street until police arrived, according to a GRPD news release.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with injuries police said are not considered life-threatening.

No suspect information was released.

Officers were then called around 12:30 a.m. to Blodgett Hospital after a shooting victim showed up at the hospital. The victim told officers he was walking near the intersection of College Avenue and Highland Street SE when a vehicle drove past and shot at him, hitting him the buttocks, the release said.

Police said the 18-year-old victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

It’s unclear if the two shootings are related.  

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call the GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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