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Man shot in face during evening of violence in Grand Rapids

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 11:19:53-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man was shot in the face during a drive-by shooting in southeast Grand Rapids Friday night.

Grand Rapids Police tell FOX 17 the shooting happened just before 9:45 p.m. on Storrs Street SE. When police arrived, they found several vehicles with bullet holes and at least one house was hit by gunfire.

The initial shots fired was investigated when officers heard a dozen shots at Madison Ave. SE and Garden St. Immediately after, a call came out of a shooting victim at a residence in the 400 block of Storrs St.

Officers were able to locate the victim with a graze wound to the hand and possibly a bullet lodged in his jaw.

The man was transported to Butterworth hospital and his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

This is the second shooting incident Grand Rapids Police are investigating Friday. The first happened near Kalamazoo Avenue and Orville Street. There were no injuries reported, but police found several shell casings near the scene.

More than 30 casings and one live round were located on Kalamazoo Ave. between Boston St. and Dickinson St. Two vehicles and one business not involved were struck by gunfire.

This shooting is not related to the shots fired that GRPD responded to around the area of 1000 Watkins St. SE.

At that location, officers responded to the sound of gunshots and a vehicle fleeing. When getting on scene, officers discovered that bullets had struck one residence and two vehicles.

The residence was occupied, when it was hit but there were no victims inside.

Multiple casings of two different types of bullets were located in the roadway. No suspect or vehicle information is available with this incident.

Forensics is investigating all three areas.