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GRPD investigating shooting death of woman on NW side

The victim, a 65-year-old Grand Rapids woman, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She died from her injuries Monday night.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Authorities in Grand Rapids are investigating the city's first homicide after a woman was shot in her home and died from her injuries.

According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Alpine Avenue, near the intersection of Leonard Street NW. 

When they arrived, they found a 65-year-old woman was inside the home, suffering from a gunshot wound. 

It's not clear who shot her, but police believe the suspect was outside of the home and fired into it, striking the victim. 

Alpine Avenue NW between Crosby and Courtney streets was shut down while officers investigated the scene. 

The victim was taken to Spectrum Butterworth in critical condition. Police said she succumb to her injuries Monday night. 

Her death is being investigated as a homicide, making it Grand Rapids' first homicide of 2021. Last year, Grand Rapids saw 38 homicide, making 2020 the deadliest year on record.

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