1 dead, 2 wounded in Detroit block party shooting
Detroit — A weekend-long block party ended early Monday with a 19-year-old man dead and two people injured during an armed robbery attempt, police said.
The shooting occurred as the party was wrapping up around 3 a.m. at Erwin and Woodlawn, Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said.
Three victims — a 19-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman — were getting into a vehicle when three suspects approached in a black Chevy Impala.
“One of the suspects exited the vehicle, armed, and announced a hold-up,” Lewis said.
The suspect pointed his weapon at the 19-year-old victim, she said.
“Then the 44-year-old man hit the suspect with a bottle,” she said. “The second suspect exited the vehicle and began firing shots, striking all three victims.”
The third suspect never exited the Impala, Lewis said.
The 19-year-old victim was killed and the two other victims were injured in the shooting. The injured victims are expected to recover, Lewis said.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Meanwhile, three people were also shot Sunday at a park filled with up to 300 people at a barbecue on the city’s east side.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at Maheras-Gentry Park, near Avondale and Navahoe.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAKUP.