DETROIT, MI – Police crime scene tape was wrapped around light poles and other stationary objects to keep people out of the area so Detroit Police could investigate the latest in a string of multiple people being shot in incidents that are becoming a crisis throughout the city.
For at least the past two weeks there have been several shooting incidents that have taken place where multiple people become victims of the same shooter or shooters. Some of those incidents have been triple shootings and there have been a couple that had four and five victims being severely injured.
On Friday April 23rd, 2021, at approximately at 4:50 p.m., in the 10300 block of Mack, the victims were inside the store when words were exchanged between one of the victims, a 19-year old male and one of the suspects #1, resulting in the suspect producing a weapon and shooting the victim.
As a result of the shooting, an innocent bystander, a 46-year-old man, who was also inside of the store, sustained a gunshot wound to the body, along with a third male victim.
After the shooting, the suspect fled from the location on foot with a second suspect who also was armed with a weapon.
The 19-year old male victim and the third victim were privately conveyed to the hospital. Victim #1 was listed in stable condition, victim #3 refused treatment and left.
The second victim was conveyed by medics and listed in stable condition as well.
The first suspect was described as black male, 20s, medium brown complexion, wearing a black face mask, black hooded sweatshirt with a red stripe on top shoulder blade, light color pants, black and white gym shoes and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
The second suspect was described as black male light complexion, wearing a black shirt, gray pants, purples gym shoes and also armed. The circumstances surrounding this incident is still being investigated.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
At this time there is no further information available. Please check back for updates.