MSP: 2 shot while driving on US-131 near Grand Rapids

Kent County

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police say two men were shot while driving along US-131 south of Grand Rapids on Wednesday evening.

It happened around 7 pm. on northbound US-131 between 84th and 68th streets in Byron Township.

MSP said in tweets that the two victims said they were driving along when someone opened fire on their car. The driver pulled off the highway and into a business parking lot at 68th Street, where the victims called 911.

Both were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not released Wednesday night.

MSP asked anyone who may have seen the shooting or who saw anything suspicious on the highway to call 911 or the Grand Rapids Post at 616.866.4411.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area while MSP was investigating. Troopers cleared the scene around 11 p.m.

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