Belle Isle Shooting Over Parking Space

belle isle bridge Belle Isle Shooting Over Parking SpaceOne person is in critical condition after a shooting on Belle Isle… over a parking space.

Detroit Police Sgt. Erin Stephens tells WWJ, a man was trying to park his car when a group standing nearby wouldn’t let him park. They jumped the guy, not knowing he had a gun.

It happened at or near a family reunion and picnic on Belle Isle.

According to Detroit Police there was some dispute over a parking space.  Lorna Cooks said it involved her husband and a woman who was not the shooting victim.

Cooks went on to say that the woman then went to “bust” her husband, who stood up out of his chair and was about to “bust” her back when a bunch of males from the nearby family reunion got involved and her husband’s gun went off.

According to reports, Cooks went on to tell Channel 7 Action News it was her niece who was a nearby innocent bystander who was struck by the flying bullet.  She is reported to be around 28 to 33-years-old.

“Other people were trying to break the fight up and my niece was also trying to break it up and she ended up a little ways away, and then next thing I know a shot went off and she got shot,” Cooks said.

Police have arrested Cook’s husband for the shooting and found the weapon that was used.

The last report had the victim in critical condition, but police did expect her to survive.

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