67-Year-Old Bystander Shot, Police Say There Might Be More Violence

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A Driver Without A License Fled From Police On Foot And Caught In Foot ChaseGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 67-year-old man was shot in the leg while watering his lawn with his four-year-old grandson at about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Grand Rapids police.

The man was a bystander in the incident, which took place at the 1000 block of Thomas Street near Neland Avenue.   Police say the suspect who fired the shot was chasing a black car with tinted windows, then fled on foot.   He is described as a black teenager wearing a white hat, white shirt and black shorts.

After sustaining the gunshot wound, the man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police as well as many residents in the area are worried there may be more violence in this area related to this incident later tonight.

Anyone with any information should contact Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.


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  • tracy

    This stupid shit has to stop if you idiots want to shoot each other fine take it out where nobody is and go at it but it is a shame when a man cannot go out in his own yard with his grandson and water his lawn!! people should not have to lock themselfs in their own homes frightened!! I myself am sick and tired of hearing daily someone shot or beat or raped or robbed. STEP UP GRAND RAPIDS AND LETS SHOW THESE PEOPLE WITH GUNS WE WILL NOT BE SILENT NO ORE IF PEOPLE WOULD QUIT BEING AFRAID AND SPEAK UP THEIR WOULD BE LESS VIOLENCE BY PEOPLE SITTING BACK BEING QUIET HOPING THE NEXT PERSON WILL DO SOMETHING WELL REALITY THE POLICE CANNOT DO IT ALONE