2 shot, 1 killed outside strip club

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Two people were shot and one was killed early Sunday morning in a shooting at a topless dance club, and the Detroit Police Department is seeking help to find the suspect.

Detroit Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting outside Club Venus early Sunday.

It was 1:20 a.m. on the 9500 block of Michigan Avenue when two victims, who had parked in the parking lot of Club Venus, entered their vehicle. Someone parked in the car next to them, who police describe as a black male wearing a hoodie, exited his vehicle and started shooting into their car. The man fled on foot but later entered his vehicle, a dark four-door sedan, which had three other people inside, and escaped.

The shooting left a 24-year-old black woman dead, with gunshot wounds to her arm, and a 23-year-old black male with injuries to his left hand. Police don’t believe his injuries are life-threatening.

In January, federal law enforcement raided and a local judge shuttered Club Venus’ next door neighbor, the Victory Inn Motel, which has become the site of a number of fires in the months since.

Police are asking with information about the shooting outside the club to call  (313) 596-2260. Those who prefer anonymity can call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-SPEAK-UP.