5 shot in street in southwest Detroit

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police continue to investigate Tuesday evening an early morning shooting that injured five people gathered in a street on the city's southwest side.

Police say none of the wounds was life threatening. The five victims, three females and two males, all between the ages of 19 and 22, are in stable condition, police said.

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning in the 3000 block of Annabelle in an area southeast of Fort between West Outer Drive and Schaefer.

Shots were fired from a passing white minivan, police said. Based on the number of casings scattered around, police are trying to determine how many weapons were involved.

The five victims, reportedly standing outside a home in the 3000 block of Annabelle near Fort between West Outer Drive and Schaefer, are listed in stable condition.

Police said Tuesday evening they have no suspects.

The two males, aged 19, were shot in the elbow and the hand.

One woman, 19,was shot in the back while an 18-year-old received a grazing wound. A22 year-old woman was hit in the right hip.

All of the victims are from Detroit.

Mentoria Brazill discusses the shooting that left five people wounded early Tuesday morning in Detroit.

Mentoria Brazill was sound asleep when she received a frantic phone call from her mother saying her brother had been wounded in a drive-by shooting.

The message enraged her.

"I lost my son in a drive-by shooting two years ago," Brazill said.

"I'm so irate. I feel like confronting whoever did this and taking their heads off."

Brazill, who declined to identify her brother, said he was one in a group of five who had gathered outside the well-kept home on Annabelle to celebrate the birthday of a friend.

"Then people just drove up and started shooting up the celebration," Brazill said.

"These are all innocent people who didn't do nothing to get shot ... but they did get shot."

According to Brazill, the attack occurred at about midnight.

"When I arrived, there were three or four police cars on the scene," Brazill said.

"People said it was a gold-colored Rendezvous that did the shooting.

"Blessings that you recover," Brazill said, raising her hand in the air. "You weren't supposed to be hit, baby."


(313) 222-2345

Staff writer Candice Williams contributed.