Two Teens Shot in Downtown Grand Rapids; No Suspect in Custody

Posted at 3:14 AM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 03:14:36-04

ioniaGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 18, 2014) — Two teenagers suffered what police describe as serious injuries, the victims of a shooting downtown early Wednesday morning.

Everything happened shortly after midnight near Buffalo Wild Wings on Ionia near Fulton.  Police say a group of 15-20 people had gathered in the area, when shots rang out.  A 16-year-old and 17-year-old, both males, were struck.  The younger of the two victims sustained severe injuries, which were said to be life-threatening at one point.  The older of the two suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  Witnesses say one of the victims was shot in the chest.

Police believe there is only one suspect, described as a male wearing dark clothing.  Officers and detectives closed a portion of Ionia Avenue down while investigating the shooting and speaking with witnesses.

Nobody is in custody at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at (616) 456-3403.