Shooting victim shows up at hospital amid shots fired calls

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Police Department investigated the city’s 19th homicide. Later that evening and into the morning hours of Thursday, they were all over the city following shots fired calls.

GRPD said they responded to several different locations. In between these calls, a person walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound.

Shortly before 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, there was a report of 50 to 60 people fighting on Wealthy Street between Eastern and Fuller avenues.

There was a vigil for the homicide victim at this location earlier with a very large number of people in attendance. Officers stayed until the crowd cleared.

Then around 10 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired around the area of Wealthy Street SE and Eureka Avenue SE. 

A few blocks away, a woman’s vehicle had been struck by bullets on Thomas Street near Eastern Avenue. Investigators believe the victim was leaving the area when a westbound vehicle fired multiple rounds. The victim’s vehicle was hit three times. She was not injured and not believe to be the intended target.

Around 11:30 p.m., police said the shooting victim walked into the hospital. It was determined the shooting happened near the area of Wealthy and Diamond, the same area where the homicide happened. The victim had been shot four. Their condition is unknown.

Around 12:35 a.m. Thursday morning, officers with GRPD were called to Temple Street and Butler Avenue for more reports of gunfire. 

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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