BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a man with life-threatening gunshot wounds was found in a ditch near a US-131 entrance ramp in southern Kent County.
Michigan State Police troopers responded to the scene in Byron Township, located near the 100th Street ramp to southbound US-131, just before 5 a.m. Sunday. That’s where they found the 26-year-old Grand Rapids man outside of his vehicle on the ramp’s shoulder.
The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to an area hospital where he’s listed in critical condition, police said.
State police were at the scene until about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Investigators believe the victim may have been involved in an altercation earlier, possibly at Fish Ladder Park near downtown Grand Rapids, before traveling to the area where troopers found him.
No arrests have been made in the shooting. Anyone with information should call state police at 616.866.4411 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.