2 Dead, 19 People Wounded in Shooting at Block Party on Detroit's East Side

July 07, 2024, 7:19 PM

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Two people are dead and 19 were wounded when someone opened fire Sunday around 2:25 a.m. at a block party on Detroit's east side, WDIV reports.

The incident took place in the 13000 block of Rossini. Victims range from 17 to 28 years old. The two people killed were in their early 20s. 

No arrests have been made.

The shooting is reminder, despite all the positive, high-profile events in Detroit in recent months including the NFL draft, the fireworks and the train station's opening and concert, that  gun violence is a major problem in Detroit, and America as well.   

Mayor Mike Duggan issued a statement:

“The violence at several block parties over the last three days has been heartbreaking for this city. Young people and innocent neighbors are being put at risk every weekend. Chief White and I will hold a full briefing tomorrow to discuss this spike in violence at these events and our plans to address it." 

Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield also weighed in on an X posting:

"I was saddened and utterly disgusted to learn of today's early morning mass shooting on Detroit's east side, where 21 young people, average age of 19, were shot with two of them succumbing to their injuries. This unspeakable tragedy is yet another reminder that gun violence is an epidemic in Detroit and across this Nation. We must chart a new course of action and I'm calling for an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending the senseless killings and destruction of families in our community."

Read more:  WDIV

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