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GRPD busy with 2 shootings & 2 stabbings overnight

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 11:49:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police officers investigated two shootings and two stabbings during the overnight hours Saturday/Sunday.

At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, GRPD responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Franklin Street and Division Avenue and discovered a large crowd in a parking lot there. No shooting scene was located. However, a short time later a 25-year-old man showed up at St. Mary's Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg. The adult male victim's injuries were non-life-threatening and he was uncooperative with police.

Then at 3:09 a.m. Sunday a shooting victim arrived at St. Mary's Hospital with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the buttocks. The man said he was in his car at Alpine Avenue and 12th Street NW when he was robbed of a handgun and then shot. He provided no suspect or vehicle information. No crime scene was located.

The first stabbing occurred at 11:33 p.m. Saturday when GRPD responded to a report of a stabbing in the 400 block of Worden Street SE. Upon arriving at the scene officers found a woman who had been cut with a box cutter. She said she had been cut while inside a vehicle and then fled. Her injuries were non-life-threatening. The suspect is a 42-year-old man and a known acquaintance of the woman.

Then at 1:55 a.m. Sunday officers were at St. Mary's regarding an earlier incident when a man showed up there with a stab wound to his lower torso. A witness said the victim had been involved in a fight near Rosa Parks Circle and during the fight he sustained the wound, which was non-life-threatening. No crime scene was located and there is no suspect or vehicle information.

Anybody with any information about any of these incidents is being asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department by calling (616) 456-3380 or Silent Observer anonymously by calling (616) 774-2345 or at on the Web.