Two Teens Shot in Downtown Grand Rapids; In Stable Condition
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 18, 2014) — Two teenagers suffered what police describe as serious injuries after a shooting in downtown Grand Rapids early Wednesday morning.
It happened just after midnight when the Grand Rapids Police Department got a call of a shooting in front of Buffalo Wild Wings on Ionia, near Fulton.
Police say a group of 15-20 people had gathered in the area, when shots were fired. A 16-year-old and 17-year-old, both males, were struck. The younger of the two victims was hit in the back and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The 17-year-old was also shot in the back. He suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries. Both are currently in stable condition, according to police.
Witnesses at the scene pointed out a private parking lot near the B as where the shots were fired.
Police believe there is only one suspect, described as a male wearing all black clothing and possibly a black baseball cap. Officers and detectives closed part of Ionia Avenue while investigating.
Witnesses at the scene pointed out a private parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings as where the shots were fired.
The motive of the shooting is not clear, according to police, but there is speculation that a fight took place earlier near the corner of Ionia and Fulton and the incidents may be related.
Nobody is in custody at this time. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at (616) 456-3604 or Silent Observer (616) 774-2345.