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Police: Body Found In Detroit Splash Park Parking Lot

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Palmer Park in Detroit. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Palmer Park in Detroit. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The search is on for possible suspects after a man was found fatally shot in the parking lot of a Detroit splash park.

Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said the 911 call about shots fired near Palmer Park came in at around 9 a.m. Friday, and a man was discovered shot in the head.

No weapon was found and man’s identity wasn’t immediately known.

“Our investigators have been working very diligently to get as much information as they can on our victim, and possibly any suspect information,” Woody told WWJ Newsradio 950.

With crowds expected to be out enjoying the popular park this weekend, Woody says there will be stepped-up patrols.

“There is a special event going on in Palmer Park this weekend — Cruisin’ In The D — and of course we’ll have a contingency of officers who are assigned to that particular event,” said Woody, “as well as officers traveling up and down Woodward, assisting with the Dream Cruise.”

Woody asks anyone in the area at the time of the shooting who saw something or anyone who has any information about this crime to call Detroit police.

The Palmer Park Splash Park, which opened last summer, was funded by Southfield-based auto supplier Lear and is part of the company’s 10-year, $5 million pledge to support the city’s revitalization efforts.

 

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