Teens arrested after shots fired at house

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three teens faces charges after allegedly opening fire on a Grand Rapids house and then threatening a driver Saturday, and police are still looking for a fourth suspect.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. in the 400 block of Charles Avenue SE, south of Wealthy Street, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. GRPD says a white car pulled up to a home, then someone got out and began firing shots at the house. Residents of that house told 24 Hour News 8 the bullets went through a bedroom wall. The shooter then got back in the car, which drove off.

Around 8:40 p.m., the same car was involved in another incident at a stop sign, GRPD said. In that case, someone got out of the car, pointed a gun at another driver, shouted “jack his car,” and then got back into the car. The vehicle drove off again.

Police later spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Muskegon Avenue and Leonard Street NW. Three were arrested immediately and another after a short foot chase. The driver got away.

Police found a gun in the car, they said. The vehicle was found to have been stolen out of Grand Rapids.

One of the people arrested — a teen — was later released, GRPD said.

The remaining suspects are also juveniles, police say — one is 14; one is 15; and two, including the suspect not yet in custody, are 16.

The three teens already arrested face charges of receiving stolen property worth more than $1,000 — that property being the stolen car — and assault with intent to cause great bodily harm for the Charles Avenue shooting. One of them also faces carrying a charge of carrying a concealed weapon in a car.

Anyone with information about the suspect still at large is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3604 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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