HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The New Year brought in an apparent old problem in Holland.
According to Public Safety Captain Bob Buursma, two men were wounded when shots rang out outside of a residence in the area of 17th Street and Central Avenue around 3:45 this morning. An altercation between two men turned violent when one of the men involved, described only as around 5-7, light-skinned and heavy set, wearing a blue hoodie, left the house, but came back with a few of his friends. A group from inside of the home came out to meet them, and the suspect fired at least two shots from a small-caliber handgun. One bullet struck a 37-year-old Holland man in the leg; he was treated for the wound at Holland Hospital and released. The other grazed the shoulder of a 28-year-old Holland man, who refused any treatment at the scene. The suspect and his friends fled the scene after the shots were fired, and no one else was hurt.
No names were disclosed, nobody was immediately arrested, and investigators didn’t immediately say if this incident was gang related or not. Anyone with any further information on the matter is asked to contact Holland Public Safety or Silent Observer (877-88-SILENT; http://mosotips.com).