Pregnant woman and two others shot at block party

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Scene of shooting near Lafayette Ave. and Highland St. SE Saturday night.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police say three people were shot during a block party near the corner of Lafayette and Highland on the southeast side of the city Saturday night.

The incident happened just before 10.

Police told FOX 17 there was a neighborhood gathering with possibly between 600 to 800 people attending, when an unknown person or people fired multiple shots into the crowd, hitting three people.

According to police, a 20-year-old man as well as a 38-year-old man were hit in the back, while a 19-year-old girl, who is pregnant, was shot in the abdomen.

All three victims have been taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The pregnant woman and her unborn child were taken into surgery. They are both expected to be OK, according to police on scene.

Police told FOX 17 there have been issues at the block parties in the area in the past and that they had a patrol team there minutes before the shooting.

If you have any information on the shooting please call the Grand Rapids Police or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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6 comments

  • tracyd112

    OMG Really ? I cant believe something like this would happen when people come together to have fun and meet Neighbors.Something needs to be done in this town there is way to much violence in this town.People want respect and to not be watched or harassed but yet this stuff is going on in every part of this city.

  • jerry

    and they are all sucking off the system with free food stamps and sec 8 rent. and they have guns let them kill each other soon they will be none

  • Chuck luck

    To all the ignorant, racist comments. People like you deserve to be in the hands of ISIS. Our government does not care and some of you don’t as well. Thanks and have a blessed Sunday.

  • elizabeth

    This is why the government needs to get more strict and have gun control. imagine how many children and elderly people were there thank god nothing happened to them. -jut a thought..