GRPD: Body found during shooting investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say they found a body in a Grand Rapids home, where they went as they investigated a shooting that wounded another person.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said the gunshot victim arrived at a hospital in a private vehicle around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The investigation soon led officers to a multi-unit residence on Carrier Creek Boulevard NE just west of Emerald Avenue, where officers set up a perimeter. The News 8 crew at the scene saw several police cruisers and officers carrying long guns.

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Grand Rapids police near the intersection of Carrier Creek Boulevard and Emerald Avenue NE as they investigate a shooting. (April 22, 2020)

When officers started checking the apartments in the building, they found a second person, who was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately clear how that person died. GRPD Sgt. Dan Adams said an autopsy would determine the cause of death.

“First rule of detective work is not to speculate or assume, so that’s why we’re going to follow the evidence where it goes,” Adams said. “So once (detectives) get in (the home), do the forensic work, talk to the witnesses, they’ll start piecing together exactly what happened.”

It’s unclear how the wounded victim and the deceased person may have known each other.

The victim in the hospital was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.

Carrier Creek remained blocked off while police investigated.

Anyone with information about the shooting or death is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.