Teen shot multiple times in Grand Rapids

Collins Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, shooting
Police on Collins Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, where one person was shot. (Jan. 2, 107)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot in Grand Rapids Monday.

It happened around 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of Collins Avenue SE, north of Burton Street in the Garfield Park neighborhood. The Grand Rapids Police Department says officers were called there when someone reported hearing gunshots.

When police got to the scene, they found a teen who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. At one point, police said his injuries were life-threatening, but later said they had been downgraded to non-life-threatening.

It’s not yet clear what led up to the shooting.

No arrests had been made as of Monday evening as police were still looking for the shooter. A K-9 was called in to try to track the shooter, but was not successful.

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

Later Monday evening, another person was shot about two miles away on Calvin Avenue SE near Hall Street. Police said their preliminary investigation indicated the incidents were not related.