Detroit 'Red Zone' Block Party: 21 shot and two killed; no arrests made

DETROIT, MI - A deadly mass shooting at a Detroit block party in what the local Seven Miles Bloods Street Gang calls the "Red Zone" has left two dead and 19 injured according to information from the Michigan State Police. No arrests have been made and the suspects are still at large.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 7th, unknown gunmen opened fire striking 21 people and killing two of them. The incident capped off what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as the violence at several block parties over the course of three days according to ClickOnDetroit.

In a statement, The Detroit Police Department said, “The Department can confirm multiple people were shot earlier in this morning in the 13000 of Rossini, resulting in the loss of two lives. At this time, investigators and forensic personnel are analyzing all available evidence and will be continuing their work through the weekend.

“DPD will be implementing a comprehensive new strategy regarding block parties and will provide full details tomorrow at a briefing with the chief and the mayor."

The mayor said in a separate statement, "The violence at several block parties over the last three days has been heartbreaking for this city. Young people and innocent neighbors are being put at risk every weekend. Chief White and I will hold a full briefing tomorrow to discuss this spike in violence at these events and our plans to address it."
WDIV-TV reported that the two fatalities, a 20-year-old woman shot in the head and a 21-year-old man shot in the back, were pronounced dead at the scene and at an area hospital respectively. A 17-year-old girl was listed in critical condition with 13 other victims in temporarily serious condition.

Three of the victims were reportedly stable as of the late Sunday report. According to The New York Post, police said all of the victims were between 17 and 28 years old.

Detroit Police Commissioner Ricardo Moore told Detroit News, "The problem is the normalcy of these shootings. Come Jan. 1, the police will say crime is down, and then we’ll start all over again. Funeral homes, hospitals and florist are the only people who profit from Detroit crime."
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