No one in custody after hours-long standoff, shooting in Wyoming

A standoff in Wyoming kept police busy for hours after a shooting.

WYOMING, MICH. - As of Sunday, June 18, no one is in custody after an hours-long standoff the day before.

Four people were in police custody and questioned following a shooting that led to the standoff. 

Those people slowly -- not all at once -- left a commercial building after being held up inside on their own accord. That followed a nearby incident around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, as a 911 call came from the Walgreens store at 4425 S. Division Ave. after a man walked in and told employees he'd been shot.

Police say had been shot in the abdomen. The man left surgery Saturday evening at a Grand Rapids hospital and is expected to survive.

After the shooting, officers began a situation involving several six people refusing to get out of a building near the Walgreens store, Wyoming Police Lt. Mark Easterly said. Kentwood and Wyoming police responded to the scene, including a SWAT unit. A Grand Rapids Police Department armored vehicle later was called to assist.

Police closed down Division Avenue S between 44th Street SE and Ridgewood Street SE during the incident. 

Police believed a total of four people were held up inside, once they did leave the building -- all were questioned.

On Sunday, Easterly released an updated statement regarding the incident saying although four people were questioned the day of the incident, no one was in custody at this time and that neither the victim nor the witnesses were cooperating. 

The search continues for the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the police. 

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