2 dead, 3 hurt in 4 shootings in Detroit on Christmas Eve, holiday


Detroit police are looking for tips in four shootings that killed two people and injured three, leading to the vacation.

On Christmas Eve around 8:20 p.m., officials were called to a shooting in the 15,800 block of Wildemere. There they found a man “in an upstairs apartment with multiple gunshot wounds on his body,” investigators said in a statement.

Medics declared the victim, believed to be in his 30s, dead.

The police had no description of any suspect or details of what led to the incident.

In another case, a 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital after he reported being shot at around 1:20 a.m. on Christmas Day. He died from his injuries.

“The circumstances and the location of this incident are currently unknown,” the police said on Friday.

Anyone with information on either of the deaths is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Homicide at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Two more shootings were reported on Thursday evening.

A 53-year-old man had an argument with another person around 10:50 p.m. at a gathering on the 11400 block of Rossiter before police picked up a BB gun and pointed it at him.

The second man pulled out a pistol and fired one round, meeting the 53-year-old and a woman nearby, police said.

The suspect, identified as a man in his thirties, fled the scene but surrendered without incident shortly thereafter.

The victims were hospitalized. The 53-year-old man was listed in stable condition. The 58-year-old woman was temporarily in serious condition, the police said on Friday.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a driver was stopped at a traffic light near Grand River and St. Mary’s when a blue Dodge Charger pulled up next to him. A passenger in the front seat got out with a long gun and shot him, police said.

The 40-year-old victim drove to Grand River and Hubbell and stopped officials for help. His condition was not released Friday night.

The suspect is described as a man who is about ten feet tall and who ends up wearing a brown coat with fur around the hood.

The Dodge Charger appeared to have a bumblebee sticker on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department Eighth District at (313) 596-5840 or Crime Stoppers.