July 16, 2020
To: Area Media
From: Captain Robert Buursma
REF: Subject Shot
On July 16, 2020 at about 2:30 p.m. officers of the Holland Department were dispatched to an altercation in the area of Washington and 19th street. Officers responded to the area and found that at least 1 subject was assaulted but the groups had separated. Shortly after officers arrived on scene shots were heard from the area of 18th st. just west of Washington Ave.
The shots are believed to have come from a vehicle which was on 18th St., and the shots were directed at 2 subjects on the sidewalk near the corner. One of the subjects, a 32 year-old Holland man was shot 5 times. The other individual was not injured. The 32 year old was transported to Holland Hospital and has since be transferred to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. The current condition of the victim is currently unknown.
Detectives are attempting to identify the suspects in the shooting. The incident is believed to be gang related.
Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or email investigators at email@example.com. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at www.mosotips.com.