Unclear who fired shots that wounded 2 friends

Ottawa County

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two men, reportedly friends, were shot inside a home near Grand Haven Tuesday, but it’s unclear who pulled the trigger.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 14000 block of 108th Avenue near the Sleeper Street intersection in Robinson Township, southeast of Grand Haven.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said that when deputies arrived, they found a 43-year-old Ravenna man and 57-year-old Robinson Township man with gunshot wounds to the chest. They were rushed to the hospital.

“Both received life-threatening injuries and are still being treated,” sheriff’s office Capt. Mark Bennett said later Tuesday.

Investigators believe the two friends had some sort of disagreement before the shooting. Neighbors told 24 Hour News 8 they heard arguing in that area late in the night.

The 57-year-old’s wife and daughter, who were in the kitchen of the house where the shooting happened but weren’t hurt, were questioned by detectives Tuesday.

“We don’t think at this point that either one of those are suspects,” Bennett added.

The case remains under investigation, but Bennett told 24 Hour News 8 it appears one of the men shot the other and then turned the gun on himself.

“As time goes on, that possibility is looking stronger and stronger,” Bennett said.

Investigators got a search warrant to look through electronics and medical records, which may help reveal who pulled the trigger.

“We want to do a complete job and that’s more than your 52-minute TV show where things are started and done at the end,” Bennett said. “There’s a lot more that goes into that.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Silent Observer at 1.877.88.SILENT.

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