Shooting, stabbing happen feet from each other within 24 hours

Posted at 10:30 PM, Oct 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 23:26:13-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A shooting and a stabbing happened just feet from each other over the past 24 hours in a southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood.

On Monday evening, a man was stabbed in the chest off Neland.  The incident happened just a day after a home down that same road was hit by bullets.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said that the shooting and stabbing are not related.

Monday's stabbing happened in the 800 block of Neland just before 6 p.m.

A 29-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and his mother drove him to the hospital.  He is in stable condition.

Neighbors said that there was an argument in the street before the stabbing. No arrests have been made.

On Sunday, a home on that same street was hit by two bullets. The people who live in the house said that they heard several shots, and have no idea who might target them.

One of the bullets went through the front window, hitting a chair. A man who lives in the home said that his 9-year-old daughter was sitting on that chair less than a minute before the shots hit the home. The family said that they are grateful no one inside was hurt.

"One of them (bullets) came through the window and hit the sofa, so we ran to the basement and I had my 2-year-old , who was standing between the La-Z-Boy and the other couch," said the man who lives in the house, who asked to not be identified.

If you have information about either case, you are asked to call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.