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Grand Rapids police: Shots fired outside Ottawa Hills High School

shots fired outside Ottawa Hills High School
Posted at 10:30 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 22:30:53-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department responded to reports of shots fired outside Ottawa Hills High School Tuesday night.

Police say multiple cars were struck during the incident, noting a significant number of bullet casings found at the scene.

We’re told there are no suspects in custody for the time being. No one is believed to have been injured in the incident, nor is the public believed to be in danger. GRPD adds that two arrests were made nearby for disorderly fighting, which is not considered to be related to the shooting.

Multiple fights broke out inside the high school gymnasium during the basketball game between Ottawa High School and Grand Rapids Union.

Grand Rapids Public School District put out this statement after the fight.
"At the Union High vs Ottawa Hills High School boys basketball game tonight, there was an unfortunate incident in the stands near the end of the game that resulted in the early conclusion of the game.

The actions tonight are completely out of line with our district’s expectation for the behavior of event-goers at our sporting events.

We are working with our GRPS Public Safety officials and local law enforcement to investigate this situation and will follow our Student Policy Handbook and all applicable laws regarding disciplinary and legal action.

We are also working with the Grand Rapids Police Department an on-going investigation regarding alleged shootings that happened in the neighborhood near Ottawa Hills during the third quarter of the game. Based on early reports, there were no individuals were injured. This is an on-going investigation. Once we have more details, we will communicate that with our staff, families, and the public."

Those with information in connection to the incident are asked to get in touch with GRPD or Silent Observer.

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