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.