Ottawa County detectives determined the bullets had been fired at the North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club on 160th Avenue, where GVSU public safety officers were conducting weapons training around 9:30 a.m. Police now are trying to determine how the shots escaped from the gun range.
The university officers frequently use the gun range for training.
GVSU posted the following statement on the shooting on the university’s website: “The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of an accidental shooting near the Ottawa County Rod and Gun Club. This incident is very unfortunate for all parties involved.”
The GVSU Department of Public Safety said its officers at the firearms range Thursday morning are cooperating fully in the investigation. The department is refraining from additional comments pending the outcome of the Sheriff’s Department investigation.