Two Teens Wounded By Gunshots At Fireworks

DETROIT (WWJ) – Police say a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were wounded by gunshots at the 53rd Annual Target Fireworks.

Detroit Police Sgt. Erin Stephens said the boy was showing off a handgun when he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the thigh, while a bullet ricochet hit the nearby girl in the upper thigh.

Both teens were taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment, both last reported in stable condition.

Police estimate over 700,000 people packed the downtown riverfront for the firework celebration.

Comments

One Comment

  1. A Native Detroiter says:

    Maybe Target should sponsor a Detroit Firearms Display too. It seems 14 year olds would like this show too

  2. Jim says:

    There is another reason to move to Detroit! Come on Bing, Goodbee, bring back the STRESS unit. I’m just sayin’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen