One dead, nine wounded in shoot­ing at Detroit party; chil­dren present

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

One per­son was killed and nine wounded Satur­day af­ter a shoot­ing at a party on a bas­ket­ball court in Detroit where sev­eral chil­dren were present, lo­cal media re­ported.

Po­lice said that one per­son re­mained in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter the shoot­ing and that they were search­ing for sus­pects, ac­cord­ing to the Detroit Free Press.

All other vic­tims sus­tained non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries, ac­cord­ing to the news­pa­per.

As­sis­tant Po­lice Chief Steve Dol­unt told the Detroit Free Press that sev­eral chil­dren were present at the party in Detroit’s west end, and it was lucky that no mi­nors were in­jured.

He added that one per­son at the party may have been de­lib­er­ately tar­geted.

“I think one in­di­vid­ual was the tar­get, the oth­ers just hap­pened to be at this party,” Dol­unt said.

At least three of the shoot­ing vic­tims were fe­male, the news­pa­per re­ported.

One per­son was de­tained for ques­tion­ing but no one has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent, Sgt. Cas­san­dra Lewis, public in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer for Detroit Po­lice, told the news­pa­per.

Detroit, a tra­di­tional au­toman­u­fac­tur­ing town in the north­east state of Michigan, emerged from bank­ruptcy last year.

The city’s sprawl­ing west side is home to the ma­jor­ity of its res­i­dents.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Taiwan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.