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Four men shot near Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus


All are expected to survive, shooting comes one week after 4 other people shot near GVSU's Grand Rapids campus

Authorities say, 4 people were shot at an off-campus party Sunday near Grand Valley State University.

Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that there is not a continuing threat to the public, students or staff at this time.  

The sheriff’s office says law enforcement had been notified of a loud party near Canvas Townhomes, an off-campus student housing complex, about a half a mile from Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus.  

When deputies arrived on the scene around 2:30 A.M. they found a man who had been shot.  

Three other men between the ages of 18-20 also showed up at the hospital later with gunshot wounds. All four are expected to survive, however, one remains in the hospital.  

GVSU Police Chief Brandon DeHaan released this statement, which says in part,  

"The Grand Valley State University Police Department is cooperating with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office investigation following shootings that occurred at the Canvas Apartments in Allendale Township in the early morning hours of September 18. The Sheriff’s Office is reporting that three victims were treated and released, while one remains in the hospital in stable condition. Two of the victims were GVSU students. While no arrests have been made at this time, the Sheriff’s Office reported that there is no ongoing or continuing threat to the public, students or staff at this time.

"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. https://www.gvsu.edu/care/"

The shootings come one week after 4 other people were shot near Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus during a late night party near the Blue Bridge.  

All four survived as well.  

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