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Update on Shooting at W.A. Lettinga Campus

A shooting incident was reported at the W.A. Letting Campus early Sunday morning. A visitor to the campus was involved in a physical altercation in a residence hall and a student was shot. The victim was transported to the hospital privately to seek attention for a non-life threatening injury as a result of the altercation. 
Davenport University Public Safety is working with the Kent County Sheriff's Department to find the individual responsible. There is no evidence of an ongoing threat. Anyone with information should immediately contact law enforcement or Davenport University Public Safety at 616-446-7098.
Students have 24-hour access to counseling support services through our WellConnect Program at 1-855-DU-HELPS (1-855-384-3577) or here. Also, a counselor will be on-site at the Lettinga Campus on Monday and can be reached at or (616) 871-6166.

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