Shooting leads to chase, crash in Wyoming; 3 hospitalized

A shooting in Wyoming led to a pursuit with police and a crash (Oct. 16, 2016).
A shooting in Wyoming led to a pursuit with police and a crash (Oct. 16, 2016).

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A shooting at a home in Wyoming led to a chase with officers that ended in a crash and sent three people to the hospital.

Wyoming police say they responded to a report of a shots fired in the area of Francis Avenue and 36th Street SE around 10:43 p.m. Saturday. Police received a second call with a description of a suspect vehicle. That caller reported seeing one of the people in the vehicle fire shots toward a home.

Police later found that shots had been fired into a home in the 100 block of 36th Street SE. The home was occupied at the time.

While investigating at the scene, police found a vehicle that matched the description given by the caller. An officer tried to stop the vehicle, which had pulled into a driveway near the shooting scene. At some point, the driver of the vehicle took off and drove through the backyard of the residence.

The vehicle crashed through a fence and continued in the area of 36th Street and Division Avenue. The driver eventually turned onto Jefferson Avenue, driving through the intersection of 32nd Street at a high rate of speed before leaving the roadway. The vehicle then crashed into a tree in the 3100 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Police say the driver was pinned in the vehicle and had to be removed. All three people in the vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A loaded gun was found in the vehicle.

The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wyoming Police Department at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.