GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating the 10th shooting since Saturday, June 22.
Grand Rapids Police received multiple 911 calls around 2:30 p.m. regarding a shooting at Joe Taylor Memorial Park. There were numerous officers near the scene who responded, and they located a male in his 20s with an obvious gunshot wound. The victim was talking consciously as he entered surgery.
GRPD said a red car had left the area of the park at a high rate of speed. Officers observed a red Chevy driving at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop the vehicle, but it didn't stop.
A black male wearing a white t-shirt and black pants exited the car and ran from officers. Police said multiple K-9 tracks were attempted, but no one was located.
Officers checking the path that the suspect ran did recover a firearm.
“This latest shooting symbolizes everything we have been saying and feeling the last few days," Interim Chief David Kiddle said. "A shooting in a park named after one of our fallen officers, in a neighborhood that is fed up with the senseless violence. We must work together and we implore anyone who has information to please contact the department or Silent Observer."
Investigators and forensics are currently working the case, including following up on multiple leads.
GRPD recommends residents stay inside and motorists avoid the area.
The first shooting occurred on Saturday, June 22, and there were three more on Sunday, June 23. There was another incident around 2 a.m. Monday, June 24, and there were four other shooting incidents on Tuesday, June 25.
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