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Officers respond to shooting, eventually locate teen victim hiding in bushes

Posted at 2:43 AM, Mar 25, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police in Grand Rapids are trying to piece together the circumstances behind a shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the sound of multiple shots fired in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Crosby Street NW at around 1:00 a.m.  When they arrived, they located a pistol and bicycle on the ground.  Initially, there were no victims or suspects.

Fifteen minutes into their investigation, officers found a 17-year-old male hiding in some bushes near a home with a gunshot wound to his lower leg.  He was transported to the hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.

Officers are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting, and continue to search for any suspects.  Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.