GR – 7 Shootings in 60 Hours
Over the past 60 hours Grand Rapids Michigan has been a little like the wild west with 7 different shootings leaving 5 people injured.
According to WOOD, Tuesday started off with a shooting at 9 a.m. on Corinne Street SW between Buchanan and Division avenues.
Grand Rapids Police Department say a man is in critical condition after being shot. Officers arriving at the scene had to conduct first aid on the victim before getting him to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Police are looking for two men who fled the scene but unfortunately are lacking physical descriptions of the men.
Officers are unclear it the shooting on Corinne Street is somehow connected to a shooting that occurred a block north where a woman was wounded. The woman was in a vehicle parked outside a home on Dickinson Street when she was shot several times.
The day's first shooting happened early Tuesday morning when a house in the 1000 block of Jennette Avenue was hit by multiple gunshots.
Sgt. Dan Adams with the Grand Rapids Police Department said, "Not only is this concerning, it's completely unacceptable. This is in Grand Rapids. This is a wonderful community, it's a safe community and this type of behavior and this type of level of violence will just not be tolerated. The city of Grand Rapids is behind the effort and I believe truly that the community is behind the efforts as well."
If you have any information regarding any of the shootings please contact the Grand Rapids police at 616-456-4177 or stay anonymous through the Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
Grand Rapids police are asking anyone with information in this case to contact them on Facebook, call 616.456.4177 or submit anonymous tips through Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
“This is not a huge, huge city. People know people, it’s almost like everybody knows everybody else, and people are going to know who’s involved. People are going to know connections, people are going to know where weapons are hidden and all those kinds of things,” said Adams.
“We can’t continue to allow this to happen,” he added.