1 killed, 1 injured in GR shooting; no arrests

The scene of a fatal shooting on Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids. (May 5, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — There was a heavy police presence in a Wyoming neighborhood in connection to a fatal shooting on Grand Rapids’ southwest side.

Around 6:30 p.m., police blocked off the 1700 block of Berkley Avenue SW and appear to have surrounded a house, which 24 Hour News 8 has been told is in connection to Friday’s shooting.

Police with body armor and long-guns were throughout the neighborhood seemingly concentrating on nearby houses for several hours. Authorities left the scene around 10 p.m. after conducting at least one search warrant and towed a red Grand Prix.

A heavy police presence in the 1700 block of Berkely Avenue in Wyoming on May 5, 2017.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Grandville Avenue SW, Sgt. Terry Dixon told 24 Hour News 8.

Police said a man walked up and fired multiple shots at the victims, who were standing outside a nearby salon.

Witnesses told 24 Hour News 8 they heard at least six shots before a red Grand Prix was seen speeding away on Van Raalte Drive.

A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene. A 26-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Dixon said.

Around 5:15 p.m., three men were taken into custody for fighting at the scene.

Anyone with information on suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.