Suspect charged in second shooting near canceled carnival

Posted at 6:54 PM, Apr 18, 2016
Fernando Raul Hernandez (Photo: Kent County Jail)

Fernando Raul Hernandez (Photo: Kent County Jail)

WYOMING, Mich. — One of three suspects arrested after a reported shooting near a now canceled carnival in Wyoming has been charged.

Fernando Raul Hernandez, 18, is being held at the Kent County Jail on $20,000 bond after being charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Wyoming police say Hernandez is one of three people arrested on Friday after Wyoming officers assigned to watch the Spring Carnival fundraising event heard a gunshot just before 10:00 p.m.

A suspicious vehicle was spotted and stopped, leading to the arrest of Hernandez, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old, whose names haven’t been released.

Wyoming police say two firearms were confiscated during the Friday night traffic stop.  No injuries were reported in the Friday night incident.

Weekend events for the Spring Carnival were canceled after two shootings in two days.  A shooting incident near the area of the carnival left a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg on Thursday evening.

The teenager who was wounded was dropped off at the hospital after it happened.  Police say that victim isn’t cooperating with the investigation.  So far, no arrests have been made in the Thursday incident.