ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Four people were hurt in an early Sunday morning shooting in Allendale Charter Township.
Around 2:30 a.m., deputies with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office were sent to Pierce Street and 48th Avenue after receiving reports of a loud party in the area.
While officers were on the way, they received reports of shots fired in the same area. When they arrived, they heard gunshots.
Responding officers found one person with an apparent gunshot wound. They began providing medical treatment and the person was taken to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. Three other people arrived at area hospitals with apparent gunshot wounds that are believed to be related to the shooting. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening, deputies said.
The sheriff’s office originally told News 8 that only one person has been shot.
Two of the victims attend Grand Valley State University. The sheriff’s office said it is working with GVSU Department of Public Safety to coordinate resources.
The sheriff’s office said three of the four people hurt have been released from the hospital. One person remains in the hospital. Their condition is stable, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies said they found a vehicle leaving the area that was believed to be involved shortly after arriving. They stopped the vehicle and questioned the suspects.
No arrests have been made.
GVSU’s director of public safety and chief of police released a statement on Sunday that reads in part:
“…This latest incident is added to the increased level of violence, some involving weapons, that we are seeing near our campuses and within cities around the country. No area is immune from crime, and it is my duty as the director of public safety to inform members of our community of these events, so they can exercise caution and good judgment in the hopes of avoiding being involved in acts of violence.
“The university is working with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Grand Rapids and other law enforcement agencies to curtail the violence and protect our community. We are also working with the owners and managers of the off-campus apartments that surround our Allendale Campus. We meet regularly and this issue is at the top of our agenda.
“It is important to note that these incidents are all happening between midnight and 5 a.m. We encourage people to exercise caution if they need to be out in the early morning hours…
“…University staff are reaching out and providing support to those students impacted directly or indirectly by the incident. The CARE Team (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education) is a team of staff who support all students through challenges they may experience during their time at GVSU. Please complete a CARE Referral if you are a student in need of support, know a student who needs support, or are generally concerned about a student.”Brandon DeHaan, GVSU director of public safety and chief of police, said in a statement
DeHaan shared the following safety tips:
- At the first sign of danger, or if you see suspicious activity call 911.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
- If you see someone who could be in trouble, speak up or call authorities.
- Anyone with information about the shootings overnight should call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536 (877-88-SILENT).
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.
The shooting remains under investigation.