It seems to be an ongoing problem. More shootings in Grand Rapids. No, not as bad as Chicago, not as bad as Detroit, and it's not supposed to happen in Grand Rapids, right? Not any more since it can happen anywhere, and this is especially bad since there was more death involved.

It happened early yesterday, Sunday morning, with a shooting where two people were shot and one of them died.

Fox 17 reported that just after midnight the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired in the 300 block of Ionia Avenue SW. When officers arrived at the scene they found a man lying in the street. He had apparently been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers then learned that a second gunshot victim had arrived at an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The dead man was identified as Michael Allen Jennings, 43, of Grand Rapids. An autopsy will be conducted by the Kent County Medical Examiner to determine the official cause and manner of death.
Detectives with the GRPD Major Case Team are investigating. Anybody with any information is being asked to contact the Major Case Team by calling (616) 456-3380 or anonymously through Silent Observer by calling (616) 774-2345 or at www.silentobserver.org on the Web.

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