One killed, 6 wounded in Detroit shootings
Nearly a half-dozen shootings in Detroit Sunday and early Monday resulted in one fatality, with the fatal shooting possibly accidental.
Police said a 23-year-old man died in the 3700 block of Rolfs Place, north of Mack Avenue on the east side, when a shotgun blast to the head killed him around 2:50 p.m. Sunday.
The report said he was upstairs in a home with other people and may have been displaying or toying with the shotgun. Police said a 15-year-old shot the 23-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating but believe the shooting was accidental.
In other incidents:
- A man in the 15600 block of Maddelein suffered multiple gunshot wounds at 5:15 a.m. Monday and is listed in temporary serious condition. The victim told police that as he arrived at his destination, two vehicles also arrived. A man in one of the vehicles spoke to the victim, then opened fire.
- Police are looking for the former housemate of a 35-year-old woman who was shot in the back of the head in the 100 block of Melbourne at 10:15 p.m. Sunday. A man sitting in an SUV with the gunshot victim suffered glass or shrapnel wounds.
The suspect arrived in a black Nissan, police said, fired several shots, and fled. The victims drove to the 12th Precinct, where medics were called.
- Half an hour earlier, two men were robbed and shot outside a liquor store at Mac Crary Ave. and Houston Whittier.
A 25-year-old man who suffered a graze wound to the stomach and a 22-year-old with a more serious stomach wound were hospitalized, police said, the first in stable condition and the second in critical condition.
Police said two suspects arrived on foot, took items from the first victim at gunpoint, fired, and then fled, again on foot.
- A witness to the shooting of a 26-year-old male transported him to a hospital around 10 p.m. Sunday, but left before he could be interviewed by police.
The victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body, told police he was shot at Warren and Grand River. He is listed in stable condition.