Four teens injured in DIA shooting

Todd Shearon
By Todd Shearon December 4, 2017 12:57

(Detroit) – Detroit Police patrol the scene after shootings near the Detroit Institute of Art during Noel Night on Saturday. Photo courtesy of @hilarygolston.

By Todd Shearon

Detroit Police have now detained a 16-year-old boy for questioning about a Saturday night shooting near the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Four teenagers were injured when an unknown shooter opened fire at John R. and Farnsworth Streets during the DIA’s Noel Night festivities.

Windsor resident Jamie Smith was at the DIA with her family when shots were fired and described it as an unbelievable and unrealistic experience which made her feel like she was in a movie.

“I definitely think the fear has grown. I’m going to have issues going anywhere there’s crowds of people,” said Smith. “I’ve never had an issue before. We go to Detroit a lot. We go to Tigers games all the time with big crowds of people. But I couldn’t even bring myself to go to the grocery store yesterday.”

Smith said she knows in her head that she is safe and that nothing is going to happen.

“But then something like this happens, and it’s like. Okay, are you really safe?” said Smith. “Because people were just shot right in front of your face.”

According to Detroit Police Sergeant Nicole Kirkwood, all four victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and no other arrests have been made.

Todd Shearon
By Todd Shearon December 4, 2017 12:57
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