Shots fired at party, 5 guns found

The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at a party Saturday night. (May 17, 2014)
The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at a party Saturday night. (May 17, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at a party Saturday night.

The incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. at a party at Neland Avenue near Franklin Street SE.

When police arrived on scene after getting reports of shots fired, several party-goers took off running, leading police on several foot chases.

Officers found a number of shell casings on scene and recovered five guns.

Two of the guns were found at 808 Neland Avenue in the backyard, where a 17-year-old boy tried hiding the weapons while running away from officers. He was taken into custody for carrying a concealed weapon.

Police then found three more guns in the area of Watkins Street and Alto Avenue while officers were tracking another group of party-goers. A 15-year-old was arrested on scene.

At around 2:10 a.m., officers stopped a car at Cass Avenue SE and Garden Street SE and found the driver in possession of a handgun. The driver was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. It’s unknown if the two incidents are related.

No one was injured. It’s unclear how many people were at the party or how many people took off running.

The incident remains under investigation.

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