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Man hospitalized after being struck by gunshot from vehicle

Holland Police 08072021
Posted at 10:23 AM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 10:24:05-05

HOLLAND, Mich. — A 26-year-old man suffered a chest wound after being struck by a gunshot from a passing vehicle Friday evening.

According to the Holland Department of Public Safety, at 5:54 p.m. Friday officers responded to a report of a shooting victim at Holland Community Hospital, where the man was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday morning.

The investigation showed that the man and another individual were walking southbound on the east side of Maple Avenue between 18th and 19th streets when a shot was fired from a white midsize sedan traveling southbound on Maple Avenue. The victim was hit in the chest.

Upon being shot, the man collapsed and an unrelated person driving by picked him up and transported him to Holland Community Hospital a few blocks away.

The suspect car was last seen southbound on Maple Avenue from 19th Street.

Police were able to identify a group of younger males who were walking in the area and witnessed the incident but are receiving limited cooperation.

Police said this is not believed to be a random shooting.

The Holland Department of Public Safety is asking anyone with information to call HDPS at (616) 355-1100, to e-mail investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com or to call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536.