Holland police looking for shooting suspects

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 AM

A 46-year-old man, who had just moved to the area from Indiana, was shot in the leg while inside his apartment at about 8 p.m. Thursday, said Capt. Jack Dykstra of the Holland Police Department.

The man was taken to Holland Hospital, and then transferred to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids for surgery to have the bullet removed.

Two suspects knocked on the door of the apartment at 815 E. 16th St., then forced their way in when the door was opened. According to police, they threatened the victim and demanded, “Where’s the money?” The victim told police he did not know who the suspects were or why they were there.

One of the two men had a black or dark gray semi-automatic handgun. Both men were black males who had bandannas covering their faces.

A witness from an adjacent apartment complex saw the men fleeing the scene, and said they may have been associated with a red or burgundy 4-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler Concord with one headlight out.

The man who fired the gun was described as being in his 20s, approximately 5-foot 6 to 5-foot 8 inches tall, with a slender build, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with a dark bandana. His accomplice was described as having an average build and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Holland Department of Public Safety at 616-355-1100, or the detectives at 355-1150. You may also send an email to investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.

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