So far this year, there have been 131 homicides in the city of Detroit, a 12 percent decline from the 150 homicides for the same time in 2013. (Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News)
Detroit — A bloody Thursday extended into more violence Friday as the city suffered nine shootings and six homicides within a 24-hour period.
Of the six homicides, five were from gunshot wounds and the sixth was from a fatal beating.
The violence included a neighbor finding the body of a 30-year-old man stretched out between two houses at 8:55 a.m. Thursday in the 15800 block of Biltmore. According to police, the victim had been severely beaten and died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Also that morning, the body of a man was found shot and burned in the cab of a semitrailer at the intersection of McGraw and Junction.
“He is believed to be from out of town but we can’t confirm his identity because he was burned so badly,” Officer Jennifer Moreno said.
At 1:40 p.m. Thursday, two 20-year-old men were shot near the corner of Hayes and Wade. One is in critical condition while the other is in temporary serious.
“One of the victims said a man walked up to them and just opened fire,” Moreno said.
At 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a 25-year-old man died after being shot in the head in the 16400 block of Fairmont.
At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, four men were shot as they walked down Grand, near the Davison and Lodge freeways. Two men, ages 18 and 37, were killed, while the two survivors, ages 28 and 31, were wounded and were last reported in stable condition.
At 1:55 a.m. Friday, a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the back of the head on the 18400 block of Oakfield. He died at 6 a.m. after being rushed to the hospital.
This year, there have been 131 homicides in the city of Detroit, a 12 percent decline from the 150 homicides for the same time in 2013.
In 2014, there have 467 non-fatal shootings in the city, a 14 percent decline from the 540 shootings in 2013.