GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 5, 2014) — Grand Rapids Police say they do not believe gunshots were fired near Putt-Putt’s Bar Thursday afternoon, according to FOX 17 partner WJRW.
An employee at the bar initially reported that they heard shots fired outside the bar.
“There was some sort of disagreement and a car crash. That might account for the claim that somebody heard gunshots,” Lt. Patt Merrill told WJRW. “We ran a canine track to make sure everyone’s okay, because we did have one subject who left the scene on foot. But we didn’t have any indications of gunfire there.”
Merrill tells WJRW that a silver car crashed into a power pole and was found abandoned nearby.
“Two people arguing inside a car. There was a third person on foot. The vehicle sped up, hit a pole that was there, taking off part of the bumper. Left that behind. The vehicle fled the scene, and an individual took off in another direction. So, we’re checking on an individual, just to make sure there was no gunfire.”
Grand Rapids Police could be seen scouring the area around Putt-Putt’s Bar, 1148 W. Fulton St., according to an employee at the bar.
It was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt in the incident.