At least 8 people shot in Detroit in 24 hours

June 01, 2019, 8:49 PM

At least eight people are seriously injured following a particularly violent 24-hour stretch in Detroit.

Eight separate shootings occurred across the city between Friday and Saturday afternoon, WXYZ reports. That's up from the city average of about three shootings per day. 

The most horrific incident occurred at a prom sendoff, when a neighbor apparently angry about the ruckus came out and shot an 18-year-old who was posing for pictures.

WXYZ reports it happened Friday evening on Doris Street, near Linwood and Oakman Boulevard.

A preliminary investigation revealed the an 18-year-old victim and a group of people were standing in front of a home on the 2900 block of Doris for a prom send off, when the homeowner came outside and began complaining about the crowd standing in front of his home.

The homeowner then pulled out a gun and fired several shots, hitting the 18-year-old, police say. The suspect then got into a blue or gray Hyundai vehicle and sped off from the scene.

Police say the victim was privately rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Half of the shootings occurred in the daylight hours Friday. All of the suspects appeared to still be at large as of Saturday afternoon. DPD was able to provide descriptions of only three.

Read more:  WXYZ

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