Bullet hits man in bed; suspects at large

Grand Rapids Police investigate a shooting in the 500 block of Adams St SE (May 12, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man was hit by a bullet while sleeping in his bed, his family told 24 Hour News 8 Monday morning.

It happened around 1:18 a.m. in the 500 block of Adams Street SE. Grand Rapids police say someone opened fire on the house, and a bullet then traveled through a wall and hit James Moody, 65, in the back as he slept in his bed.

Police told 24 Hour News 8 his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Monday afternoon, police were still looking for the people responsible. They did not have any suspects.

Detectives said they doubted that Moody was the intended target.

“It was wrong.  It’s bad for it to happen here or anywhere else.  I hate it happen to them,” said family friend Judy Daniels.

Daniels said Moody, who has long held a job at an asphalt company, and his wife are the people on the block that others go to for help.

“He’s a happy-go-lucky man.  Like I said, he works on people’s cars. He fixed people’s cars when they broke down. He’s a church-going man. He and I talked about construction work because I used to work construction,” Daniels said. “He’s a good man.”

Monday, Moody was in the hospital recovering from a bullet wound.

Police were trying to determine who the shooters were actually after.

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