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Shots heard near vigil honoring killed teen

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Friends and family gathered Wednesday evening to remember a teenager shot and killed early that morning.

While they gathered, shots were heard in the area by patrolling GRPD officers around 9:30 p.m. Police said they've neither found nor received reports of any victims. Two individuals were arrested.

The mourners were remembering 17-year-old Marquaan Crosby, who was shot around 12 a.m. Wednesday on Adams Street near Marshall Avenue SE. Investigators say Crosby was walking down the sidewalk with three friends when someone approached and shot at the group. The gunman ran away.

Police arrived and found Crosby on the ground with a gunshot to his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

At the vigil Wednesday night speakers remembered Crosby as smart and upbeat with a good heart and a big smile.

Suspect identified in fatal weekend shooting

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- One man is dead after a shooting near Eastern and Franklin on the city's Southeast Side.

The victim has been identified as Jason Lewis Jordan, 34. Jordan has roots in Grand Rapids and Benton Harbor.

Pregnant woman hurt in G.R. triple shooting

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids police are investigating a triple shooting on the city's Southeast side.

Investigators say someone shot into a crowd during a large neighborhood gathering shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Three people suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Two of them, a 20-year-old man and a 38-year-old man, were hit in the back. The third victim, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the stomach. Officers say she is pregnant.

Investigators have not identified any suspects.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids police at 456-3400 or Silent observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at www.silentobserver.org.

Child on bike struck by hit and run driver

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police are looking for the driver that hit a nine year old riding his bicycle. investigators say it happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday on Ethel Ave SE near Logan St. They say the child was riding his bike on the sidewalk before entering the road in the path of the South Bound vehicle.

Witnesses tell police the driver got out and spoke with them, before getting back in the vehicle and heading west on Bemis St. he is described as a heavy set white man around 50 years old. There are conflicting reports on the type of vehicle but it is gold in color with noticeable damage to the front passenger side.

Notions Marketing to add 550 jobs in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A major distributor in Grand Rapids is planning to add 550 jobs, starting in the next month. Notions Marketing, a family owned business for more than 75 years on the city's Southwest side, currently has a little more than 800 employees. They specialize in distributing creative arts products.

Current employees were notified of the announcement during the annual employee picnic and celebration. Notions Marketing will hold a career fair with Michigan Works on September 2. The 550 jobs will be 100 full time positions, 50 permanent part time, and 400 seasonal jobs. Company President Adrienne Stevens says, "Every year we offer seasonal jobs but our business is growing so much and things are really exciting so the volume just keeps increasing what we do is we pick pack and ship little objects like everything you would find for little crafting items."

YMCA Opens New Child Development Center

Many Construction Improvements in the Ada/Cascade Area

Many Construction Improvements in the Ada/Cascade Area

There is a lot happening in the Ada/Cascade area with construction that started on July 27th and will run through October 31st.

In Cascade, near the original Town Hall, changes will be made to the Museum Gardens, redesigning it to encourage more interaction. There will be new trees planted along with new plants, a sculpture pad, musical interaction pieces, soft lighting and new seating.

Old 28th Street will be realigned to reduce speeds when approaching and entering Cascade Rd from the east. This intersection will continue to be a right turn only but closer to a 90 degree angle. New sidewalk will be included in this project also.