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2 killed, 19 injured in shooting at Detroit block party

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A mass shooting left two people dead and 19 injured early Sunday at a block party in Detroit’s notorious gang-riddled “Red Zone.” The shooting unfolded at approximately 2:25 a.m. during a block party on the city’s east side near Wish Egan Field in the Mohican Regent neighborhood, according to police.

Michigan State Police confirmed on X that two fatalities occurred and 19 others were injured in the shooting: “The Michigan State Police is assisting the Detroit Police Department on a shooting investigation through our partnership on the Homicide Task Force.”

A 22-year-old unidentified man allegedly opened fire in the area dubbed the “Red Zone” by the local Seven Miles Bloods Street Gang (per Click On Detroit.). A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head and a 21-year-old man killed by a bullet to his back, the outlet said, with all of Sunday’s victims ranged from 17 to 28 years old. One of the victims — a 17-year-old girl — is in critical condition, with thirteen others listed in serious condition. The man who opened fire was shot in his left leg and taken into custody, and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Per NBC affiliate WDIV, Michigan State Police are assisting the Detroit Police Department in the investigation through its joint Homicide Task Force, and said that there is not a suspect in custody after the incident.

City council president Mary Sheffield said in a statement on X: “I was saddened and utterly disgusted to learn of today’s early morning mass shooting on Detroit’s east side, where 21 young people, average age of 19, were shot with two of them succumbing to their injuries. This unspeakable tragedy is yet another reminder that gun violence is an epidemic in Detroit and across this Nation. We must chart a new course of action and I’m calling for an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending the senseless killings and destruction of families in our community…my heart and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones.”

Michigan State Police have asked anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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