4 shot, 3 critical in Tuesday Greektown shooting

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Police cruiser

Memorial Day weekend  involved multiple shootings in Detroit, concluding Tuesday morning with a nonfatal quadruple shooting in Greektown.

The quadruple shooting took place about 12:50 a.m. in an alley off Monroe and Beaubien, said Assistant Chief Arnold Williams of the Detroit Police Department.

Williams said, in an interview published on the department's Facebook page, that a group met in the alley and their conversation turned argumentative, and that argument turned physical, and the physicality resulted in at least two guns being pulled and four people being shot.

All four victims are black males in their 20s. A 29-year-old man was shot multiple times and is in critical condition; a 23-year-old man was shot once in his back and is in critical condition; a 22-year-old man was shot once in his stomach and is in critical condition; and a 22-year-old man was reported in stable condition.

Police responded quickly and, using video pulled from the area, believe they found a participant in the shooting at an area hospital. The person found at the hospital is believed to be one of the victims who is in critical condition.

Police recovered two weapons from the scene. 

As the investigation began, Williams offered a warning: "If you come downtown, and you have ill intentions, there will be consequences...We want to stress that downtown is a safe area. We have officers on pretty much every corner."

Greektown, the area of the shooting, is also home to Detroit's first Project Green Light Corridor. 

The Memorial Day weekend got off to a violent start 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.