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21-year-old in custody in connection to Wyoming road rage shooting

This is the fifth road rage incident involving guns 13 ON YOUR SIDE has reported on in about a month.

WYOMING, Mich. — A man was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound after a road rage incident turned into a shooting in Wyoming, the Police Department confirms. 

The shooting happened a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 4100 block of Byron Center Avenue, near Lemery Park. 

A 23-year-old man told police a driver was tailgating him for several miles. The vehicle then pulled up next to him and fired shots into his car. 

The man was hit in the back of the shoulder by a bullet. He then pulled over and called police, who transported him to the hospital. He was later released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after the call came in, an officer from Grandville Police Department saw the two suspect vehicles driving on 44th Street SW.

Police conducted a traffic stop of one vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A loaded handgun was found inside the vehicle.

The second suspect vehicle was later found in Grand Rapids. The shooting suspect, a 21-year-old man from Grand Rapids, was taken to Kent County Jail and charged with Assault with Attempt to Murder. Additional charges are being reviewed.

"We do believe the two drivers in the vehicles following the victim's vehicle are acquaintances," said Lt. Rory Allen. "We don't know the exact nature of the relationship, but they do know each other." 

Police say all involved individuals in the shooting have been located, and they're looking into what led up to the shooting.

This is the fifth road rage incident involving guns 13 ON YOUR SIDE has reported on in about a month.

"The biggest thing we want to advise people is to get yourself safe," said Allen. "Don't attempt to follow the person if they've done something to you or they did something to you or drove off. Don't chase them. Call 911,and let the dispatchers know what's going on."

The suspect's expected to be arraigned Friday morning. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Wyoming Police at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345; 1-866-774-2345; or https://www.silentobserver.org.

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