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Police: Starting pistol fired during fight near Van Andel Arena

Posted at 4:28 PM, Feb 26, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A starting pistol was fired Friday near Van Andel Arena, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.

The incident happened shortly before 4 p.m., when police say that a group of teens started fighting in an ally near Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids. Seconds after the fight started, someone fired a shot.

Police at the scene determined that the shot came from a starting pistol.  The person who allegedly fired the starting pistol fled the area.

In all, no injuries were reported.

One person was arrested at the scene on an unrelated charge of drug possession, according to police.  Several other people were detained and released.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.