Infant, teen wounded in Grand Rapids shooting

Grand Rapids police investigate after a teen and infant were injured in a shooting (March 17, 2017).


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are investigating a shooting that wounded a teen and an infant.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 400 block of Delaware Street SE near Madison after the 15-year-old showed up at a house with a gunshot wound. Police said the wounded infant was also in the vehicle. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to their legs, according to police.

Grand Rapids police believe the shooting stemmed from an armed robbery involving a cellphone that happened in the 1300 block of Maude Avenue.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said the shooting is unrelated to a Michigan State Police pursuit that ended when the suspect shot himself. Grand Rapids police say the suspect is in the hospital, but do not know his condition. Authorities shut down southbound US-131 at the Wealthy Street exit around 10:15 p.m. following the crash and shooting.