Pedestrian shot in Grand Rapids; no arrests made

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are looking for the man who shot a pedestrian on the city’s southeast side.

Officers say initial reports indicate the 23-year-old victim was walking on Neland Avenue SE near Bates Street SE when a suspect in his 20s approached him, pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the ground.

Police say the victim ran away and later discovered he had been shot. He was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers learned of the shooting when they were called to the hospital. The GRPD says it was unable to find the shooting scene and they were not able to get a detailed description of the suspect.

The department’s Major Case Team is handling the shooting investigation. Anyone with additional information in this case is encouraged to call 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.