1 injured in Grand Rapids shooting; Police searching for 2 suspects

Posted at 6:33 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-26 22:27:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  One man was injured Tuesday after a shooting on Grand Rapids’ southwest side.

According to police, the shooting was reported at roughly 5:55 p.m. in the area of 51 Banner Street SW.   Police on the scene say the man was shot on the front porch of the home.   When police arrived the 20-year-old male victim was conscious, but they said he had a serious gunshot wound. His status at the hospital is unknown as of Tuesday night.

Police say they are searching for two suspects in connection with the incident.

Neighbor, Crystal Robinson, is a mother, and has lived there for six years. She said she didn’t hear the gunshots, but after finding out what was going on, she doesn’t feel safe going to bed tonight.

“Normally it’s quiet. It’s very kid friendly, and that’s what surprises me,” she said.

Grand Rapids police canvassed the neighborhood for any information they could find about the two suspects they are looking for.

“The suspect fled on foot, and we have not apprehended him,” said Captain Curt Vanderkooi.

Their K-9 unit was unsuccessful with tracking down the suspects.

Also, GRPD had their forensics team on site, but still had questions unanswered.

“I don’t know how many shots were fired,” said Captain Vanderkooi.

Police are not ready to share specifics on the motive behind this shooting. 

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