GRPD: Teen shot in the head on Grand Rapids’ southwest side

Posted at 10:36 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 03:57:54-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are investigating after they say a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head late Saturday night.

It happened around 10:12 p.m. near the intersection of Griggs and Division on the southwest side of Grand Rapids.

Police say the victim was taken to Spectrum Health Buttersworth Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation shows two juveniles were “playing a game” when the gun discharged.

The department’s Major Case Team will investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 456-3400 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be reached on line at