Three people injured in Grand Rapids shooting

5:30 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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Paramedics responding to victim of shooting, Dickinson St. and Lafayette Ave. SE.

Click here to read a statement from the Hope Academy.

UPDATE AT 5:20 P.M. (WZZM) -- The superintendent of a Grand Rapids charter school says the suspects in a shooting that left two students injured likely do not attend the school.

In a statement released to media late Monday afternoon, hope Academy superintendent Heidi Cate confirms two of the victims in the shooting were students of her school.

"We are thankful that neither student sustained life threatening injuries," Cate says in the statement.

The superintendent also says, "Based on the reports of staff who witnessed the incident, we do not believe the suspects are Hope Academy students."

Ferris State University, which holds the charter for Hope Academy, also issued a statement on the shooting, saying the school immediately went on lockdown after the incident.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police are responding to a shooting that has left three people injured.

Police believe the shooting happened on Lafayette Ave, near Hope Academy in the 200 block of Brown St. SE.

Two teenage victims were each shot in the leg.  They went back to Hope Academy, where they are students.

The third victim, a person in their late teens or early twenties, was shot in the torso.  That person was found at Dickinson St. and Lafayette Ave. SE.

Police have established a perimeter in the neighborhood to search for two to three suspects.

WZZM 13 News has crews on the scene.  We will have developments online and on WZZM 13 News at 5:30 p.m.

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