Shots fired from vehicles 3 times over 12 days on U.S. 131 ‘especially concerning,’ police say

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Police have not determined if a Tuesday, Sept. 22, report of shots fired from a vehicle on U.S. 131 is related to shootings on the expressway earlier this month.

Either way, the shooting from a vehicle this week marks the third time over 12 days that motorists traveling along a part of the expressway through Grand Rapids have reportedly been shot at.

In the latest incident, a witness reported that eight shots were fired from the window of a vehicle at another near the S-curve.

Forty minutes after the 2:45 p.m. report, a 24-year-old man showed up at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He has not cooperated with Grand Rapids police so investigators cannot confirm where he was when he was shot.

State police investigated shootings on U.S. 131 on Sept. 10 and 11. Both vehicles were hit with gunfire believed to be from another vehicle.

“Any type of crime is concerning, and it goes without saying this type of violent crime is…

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