GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police say a teenager has suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in a shooting on Grand Rapids SE side.
Students at Dickinson Elementary School on Grand Rapids SE side were on a 'code yellow' lockdown because of the shooting in the neighborhood. 'Code yellow' means students are kept indoors with limited movement through the building, according to John Helmholdt of Grand Rapids Public Schools.
An officer said a 14 year old suffered non life-threatening injuries from a gunshot. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. The officer said the victim gave no information on what happened to him.
Officers were looking for evidence in the vicinity of Dickinson and Madison, SE about 2 p.m.
LETTER FROM GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - DICKINSON ELEMENTARY:
April 24, 2012
Dear Dickinson Elementary Parent/Guardian(s):
I am writing to inform you about an incident that occurred today near Dickinson Elementary.
Around 1:25 p.m., we received notice from the Grand Rapids Police Department about a shooting that occurred in the neighborhood near the school. No students or staff members were outside of the school building when the incident occurred.
We immediately administered our lock down procedures and placed the school in a Code Red while police searched for the suspect and victim. Shortly thereafter, the lockdown shifted to a Code Yellow until the police gave approval to lift the lock down around 2:00 p.m. All students, staff and volunteers were safe and secure during the incident. Students were kept inside for the remainder of the school day.
This incident was in no way, shape or form related to our schools. We want to commend our students and staff for their patience, understanding and supporting during the lock down.
If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to call me at 819-2505.
Nan Evans, Principal