Several shot at Detroit parties that end in gunfire

The Detroit News

Detroit — As the summer heats up, so apparently are the number of mass shootings at block parties in the city.

Overnight, there were two separate incidents of shootings at two block parties, injuring five people at one party, four of them teenagers, on Sunday night. Several hours later, one person was reportedly shot early Monday morning at a second party about a mile away.

According to the Detroit Police Department five people, four of them teenagers, were shot at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at a party in the area of Gratiot and Whitmore on the city’s east side.

Police listed the ages of the victims as 14, 18, 19, 19 and 29.

All are listed in temporary serious condition at a local hospital. Police have no information on the shooter or shooters at this time, according to Sgt. Cassandra Lewis.

Information on the second shooting Sunday night is scarce but one person was reportedly wounded at a gathering near Wilshire and Roseberry. The condition of that victim is currenty unknown.

On Friday night, four people were shot at a block party on Stringham Court, near E. Conner and Warren, that was attended by about 100. All of the injuries were reported as non-life threatening.

On June 20, 11 were shot in the city at a block party held on a basketball court at the intersection of Webb and Dexter. One person, age 19, was killed.

The other victims are expected to recover.

Police were especially upset that none of the 400 in attendance at the party came forward as witnesses to the incident. No arrests have been made.

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