Shots fired into Michigan truck stop

| 10/16/2006

The Sheriff's Department in Kent County, MI, is still trying to figure out why a man with a pistol fired five or six rounds through the window of a truck stop restaurant.

The incident happened early Thursday morning, Oct. 12, at the 76th Street Truck Stop, located on U.S. 131 north of Grand Rapids.

Lt. Roger Parent of Kent County Sheriff's Department told "Land Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio that there were about a half-dozen people in the restaurant at the time. No one was injured.

"There was at least maybe four to six people in the restaurant, and this was a large restaurant, so it was one particular area that observed the man outside shooting," Parent said.

Parent said he doesn't know if any of the people at the table were truckers, but he said none of them could think of any reason why someone would want to shoot them.

The gunman is described as a middle-aged white male with a grey goatee, dark glasses and a baseball cap. Parent said he simply disappeared after firing the shots.

Anyone with information should call the Kent County Sheriff's Department at (616) 632-6111.