Man shot multiple times after defending home with machete

Man shot while defending home with machete

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids police are investigating a shooting on the city's west side early in the morning on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

It happened around 4:25 a.m. at the corner of Fulton Street West and Gold Avenue. That's just off of U.S. 131 near Grand Valley State University's downtown campus.

On their way to the scene, officers learned the victim had been taken to the hospital. He is expected to live.

After talking to the victim, investigators say he heard a knock at the door and was confronted by three suspects wearing masks. He tried to defend himself with a machete before being shot several times. It's not clear if any of the suspects were injured.

If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call Grand Rapids Police  at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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