1 shot to death and another wounded in Kent County

Posted at 9:51 AM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 09:52:17-04

GRATTAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person died and another suffered gunshot wounds early Sunday morning.

At 1:32 a.m. Sunday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting near Parle Avenue NE and Woodland Park Drive NE in Grattan Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located two victims with gunshot wounds.

Robert Morgan, 44, from Belding, was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Jacob Vanenk, 22, from Lowell, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This shooting remains under investigation. However, there is not a threat to the public. Deputies said the person responsible for firing the gun is known and is cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at (616) 632- 6100 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.