1 dead, 3 hurt after multiple shootings in Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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The Memorial Day weekend got off to a violent start in Detroit, with four shooting victims at three parties — one of them a fatality — early Sunday morning, police say.

The violence began with a shooting on the 19100 block of Healy at 12:25 a.m. That’s just north of East Seven Mile and east of Ryan.

There was a party on the block when a white Dodge Magnum, with front end damage, pulled up. “At least two times,” people inside the Magnum fired shots, sending party-goers fleeing, police said.

One of them was a 15-year-old boy, who was shot in his left thigh. Medics conveyed him to an area hospital, where he was listed in temporary serious condition. 

Four hours later, a 19-year-old black male arrived an area hospital, claiming he’d been shot at Seven Mile and Van Dyke. But a Detroit Police officer saw the victim at the earlier scene at Healy, leading police to believe the two shootings are connected.

The 19-year-old was treated and released.

At 12:30 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot at a block party in the 2000 block of Dearing, which is south of Davison and east of Dequindre. 

The man had been at a party when shots were fired, hitting him multiple times. After being privately conveyed to an area hospital, the victim died.

In the fourth incident, a 23-year-old man told police he was shot at a block party in the area of Nevada and Savannah at 1:15 a.m. Those streets do not intersect.

The victim said he was at a block party, heard gunshots, and realized he’d been hit in his leg. After being privately conveyed to the 12300 block of Stoepel, either the victim or his driver called 911 for medical assistance.

While the victim was left in stable condition, he was “not forthcoming” regarding the location of the shooting, police said.