On Saturday night at around 8:30, at the basketball courts in West Detroit, ten people were shot at a birthday party with about 400 patrons. One victim, a 20-year-old man, has died. Another, a 46-year-old man, was left in critical condition. The eight others (three women and five men) are recovering in the hospital. No children were shot, which Detroit Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt calls “a miracle.”
Apparently, some Detroit officers observed the crowds around the basketball courts at around 6:00 in the evening. When asked to break it up, the crowds were cooperative and moved along. However, police still don’t have any significant leads concerning this case.
In interviews on Saturday, Dolunt revealed that he is “livid.” He knows there are children in Detroit and its surrounding cities, and “there’s not any excuse why no one is talking.”
The police do know that the shots were likely fired from two, semi-automatic weapons. They speculate that the 20-year-old man, who was killed at the scene, could have been “an intended target.”
They additionally have one man in custody on a misdemeanor warrant. Still, it is hazy whether he was actually involved in this shooting. Meanwhile, the detectives attempt to locate the person who owns a red car, crashed and left in a lot across the street from the crime scene. The police have inferred that the people in car might have been affected by the shooting.
Our thoughts, well wishes, and prayers go out to all the victims, their families, and the city of Detroit.