Critical Shooting Blocks Away From ‘Back to School’ Carnival

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photoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A suspect is on the loose just blocks away from an elementary school carnival after a critical shooting at Union Avenue and Dickinson Street Wednesday afternoon.

Grand Rapids police say that a man fired two shots just before 4:30 p.m., striking another man in the neck.  He then fled the scene, and the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.   He is expected to recover.

The shooting happened four blocks away from Dickinson Elementary School, where hundreds of kids are attending a back to school carnival.  The only description provided by police of the suspect was that he was a black male in dark clothing.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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  • DuckAndCover

    Jackson and Sharpton are busy trying to take guns away from LAWFUL gun owners…
    They have no time for real crime, it doesn't pay ( them)

  • bountyguy

    Ok why give a description if all you are going to say is a Black man in Dark clothing?That is so stupid But where is Sharpton Wed know Jackson is sitting in jail with his stealing robbing A—.
    They dont care unless they can make a big issue out of it so they can get a free ride as YOU DONT THINK THESE GUYS DO IT FOR FREE.THEY PLAY OFF THE MEDIA LET ANOTHER CASE LIKE THE ZIMMERMAN CASE COME ALONG YOU WILL SEE THEM