Calvin College: Man shot near Alger Middle School is history professor

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Bruce Berglund (Photo provided by Calvin College)

Bruce Berglund (Photo provided by Calvin College)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Calvin College spokesperson says that history professor Bruce Berglund was the man injured in a Wednesday evening shooting.

The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of Alger Street SE and Blaine Avenue SE, about a block away from Alger Middle School.

Berglund was shot in the abdomen.  He was taken to the hospital and has since been released.

Police say he and his wife were out for a walk when they were approached by two men.  They demanded that the woman hand over her purse and when she did they ran away, according to investigators.

While they were running, officials say one of the suspects turned around and fired a shot, striking Berglund.

The suspects are still being sought by police.  Police describe one of them as a black male standing about 5’8″ and weighing around 150 pounds. The second is said to be a 6’3″ black male, weighing approximately 220 – 230 pounds. Both were said to be in their early 20s.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call GRPD at 616-456-3400 or anonymously through Silent Observer 616-774-2345.

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3 comments

  • NO PC FOR ME

    So when are hate crimes going to applied when the victims are white ?
    Either apply the law equally or wipe the silly law off the books.
    Perhaps its time to start a #white lives matter and see if “we” get invited to the white house.
    Between the lefts war on police and their encouragement of violence against white Americans its time to demand change.
    However, “we” won’t burn, rape and pillage.

  • Bob

    Who would ever think the suspects were BLACK. Oh well I am sure this is the first time they have ever done anything like this. I am sure they both came from a good home with two loving parents. Ha Ha.

  • Fed up

    DOJ website blacks commit violent crimes against whites 30 times higher than the other way around. 560 thousand violent crimes against whites in one year span between ’12 and ’13. How long are white people going to let this crap ride ? Black Panthers, BLM , black history ? It’s high time we talk about the true black history