GRPD: Young man shot several times, suspect sought

Shooting scene in the 1900 block of Collins Ave SE. Jan 2, 2017.

Shooting scene in the 1900 block of Collins Ave SE. Jan 2, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting Monday evening sent a teenager to the hospital.

It happened around 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of Collins Ave SE, just north of Garfield Park. Police say a 17-year-old was shot several times in the neighborhood.

The victim was conscious and breathing when police arrived, but when he was initially admitted to the hospital doctors said his injuries were life-threatening. Police later said his injuries were downgraded to non-life threatening.

Police tried to track the suspect using a K-9 unit, but were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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