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2 dead and 19 injured after Detroit shooting, Michigan State Police say

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USA Today, July 2024

DETROIT — Two people are dead and more than a dozen others were injured after a shooting Sunday in Detroit, according to Michigan State Police, the latest deadly incident involving the use of firearms in the nation. The shooting took place Sunday morning at a block party on Detroit’s east side, according to a release from the Detroit Police Department. An earlier release from Michigan State Police on social media said there were 19 injured victims and two fatalities. A 20-year-old woman, who was shot in the head, and a 21-year-old man who was shot in the back were killed, according to WDIV-TV, which also reported the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man pronounced dead at the hospital.

Among the injured is a 17-year-old girl in critical condition, 13 people in temporary serious condition, and three in stable condition, according to WDIV. No one is in custody, according to the Michigan State Police. “The violence at several block parties over the last three days has been heartbreaking for this city,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told the Detroit Free Press, part of the USA TODAY Network. “Young people and innocent neighbors are being put at risk every weekend. Chief (James) White and I will hold a full briefing tomorrow to discuss this spike in violence at these events and our plans to address it.”

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