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Police seek info on shooting in mobile home park

By Judy Reed

Shots were fired in the early morning hours of December 12, in Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, striking several homes and vehicles, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

According to Sgt. Eric Brunner, with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shots fired complaint in the 400 Block of Allan St NE in the City of Cedar Springs on December 12. Witnesses told investigators that several shots were heard in the area around 2:30 a.m. Witnesses also reported seeing some vehicles in the area at the time, but it is unknown if these vehicles were involved or not.  No one was injured during the incident and only damage to property occurred.

One person said he was walking on Main Street and heard it. “When I heard the shots go off, I was walking with some friends heading south on Main St. right next to the Vanderhyde Ford dealership. There were several bangs in rapid succession, then silence. Probably no more than three minutes later, a Kent County deputy pulled over next to us and asked if we had heard any gunshots. I believe he wrote down a statement, but our interaction was cut short when another deputy sped past on Main going towards the trailer park. The officer that was speaking with us promptly got in his vehicle and sped towards the scene, followed by more squad cars.”

One of the victims did not know about the shooting until a neighbor told them about it and then they later found damage from the bullet.  “We did not notice the damage to our property until Jan 9 when we were in our daughter’s room moving things around. Luckily she was not in her bed the night it happened or she would have been shot in the head.” They found a bullet hole in a bag of pop bottles on their daughter’s bed, and later found the bullet holes in the home. “It’s very scary and unsettling for sure,” the person said.

If you have any information on the shooting, you can submit an anonymous tip by calling Silent Observer at 1-616-774-2345, leaving a tip on their website at silentobserver.org, or using their app. You can also call the Kent County Sheriff’s Office detective bureau at (616) 632-6125 or leave a tip in their app.

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