In an incredibly violent 5 hours yesterday morning, even for Detroit, there were seven separate shooting incidents where 3 people were killed and eight were injured.
Detroit police released the following synopsis of what occurred:
*At 12:20 a.m. in the 14100 block of Wyoming, a 52-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was approached by another man who fired several shots. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
*At 1:30 a.m. at East Seven Mile and Mt. Elliot, a 19-year-old was walking when he was approached by two men who robbed and shot him. The victim was listed in temporary serious condition at a local hospital.
*At 1:45 a.m. in the 7300 block of Stahelin, a man forced his way into a home and shot a 50-year-old man. According to police the victim and a 43-year-old man were tending to “suspected narcotics plants” at the time of the incident. The victim died.
*At 2:15 a.m. at I-75 and East McNichols, someone fired shots from a moving vehicle at a man who was walking. The 52-year-old victim was struck and is listed in temporary serious condition at a local hospital.
*At 3:00 a.m. at Kerchival and Crane, several people were at a home when an argument ensued. Shots were fired. A 29-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man was shot and listed in good condition at a local hospital.
*At 3:45 a.m. at a home in the 5700 block of Lakeview, a person forced their way into the home and fired shots. A 23-year-old victim was listed in temporary serious condition at a local hospital.
*At 5 a.m. in the 300 block of Covington two 19-year-old men were seated in a vehicle and two 21-year-old men were standing outside of the vehicle when two men approached and opened fire. The two men in the vehicle and the two men outside the vehicle were all shot. All four were listed in good condition at a local hospital.
One man’s opinion:
Detroit has many serious problems, but none of the other problems will be solved until the violent crime wave is stopped. Detroit police are undermanned, and with the financial crisis that Detroit has this will not change. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, it is time for the Governor to declare a state of emergency in Detroit and send in the National Guard.