Teen In Critical After Overnight Shooting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A 17-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting on Grand Rapids SE side. Police have now identified him as Jalen Thomas from Grand Rapids.  At 2:52 am police were dispatched to the 800 block of Franklin Ave near Eastern. The victim was found about a half-block from the shooting scene near Eastern and Worden.

The victim was shot in the back and is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. The shooter is described as a light-skinned black male wearing a black jacket over a light colored shirt.

Police are still looking for the shooter. If you have any information, you’re being asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 1-616-456-3604.


11 Comments to “Teen In Critical After Overnight Shooting”

    Tony said:
    July 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Maybe Obama should comment on this shooting too. It's tough being a black man in Grand Rapids

      tracy said:
      July 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Or Jackson or Sharpton where are they now

    Scherzerfan said:
    July 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Another weekend shooting in the city of not so brotherly love. Big Deal.

      tracy said:
      July 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      what do you mean big deal it is a big deal when any young man or woman gets shot.This boy is still school age and for you to speak like that is appalling May you find your fate at the hands of BROTHERLY LOVE as we are all Brothers .

        K-Dude said:
        July 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        Not a big deal to me, shooting in the hood happens all the time. & we are not all brothers I only have two and neither is named tracy.

        Scherzerfan said:
        July 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        Really Tracy, if you are so concerned about these nice young men that have so much brotherly love for each other and you, why don't you patrol the streets at 2:30 am and ask them politely to stop shooting each other because that is a naughty thing to do. Hahaha

        gastrofab said:
        July 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        I really do think people care, they/we are just tired of being blamed.

    Carbon Paper said:
    July 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Well its obvious, all we need to do is ban gun ownership by lawful citizens, repeal stand your ground laws and thereby make the criminal a protected class and disband the NRA.
    Do that, and all the street/hood crime will cease.

    Because, lawful gun owners and the NRA are the REAL cause of street crime.

    Just ask any moonbat

      K-Dude said:
      July 29, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      I hear ya my sarcastic brotha, lol!!

    REALITY said:
    July 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    thank you for thinning the herd………whitey gets blamed for all racism but the hood thins the herd THANK YOU! SAVES THE WHITEMAN FROM DOING IT!

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