Detroit Police, Shooting, Fireworks

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police confirm a woman was shot in the hip area by the Spirit of Detroit statue right before the Detroit fireworks show took place on Monday evening.

According to the Detroit Police, at 9:50 p.m. two groups of people were arguing when one pulled out a gun and shot a 47 year old female bystander. The woman was shot in the hip and experienced non-life threatening injuries. She was rushed to a nearby hospital.

“We saw a large group of people running from that area, trying to cross Jefferson, actually going through the barricades,” Assistant Detroit police Chief Arnold Williams said. “… They started arguing. They decided to end the argument with a weapon, instead of talking it out as individuals, and we had an innocent bystander who wasn’t even engaged in the argument who was wounded.”

Police confirmed that two people of interest have been brought into custody. The weapon has reportedly been recovered as well. Williams added that since the weapon was recovered separately that at this time they are unable to determine if the two in custody fired the shots.

The two suspects are believed to be in their teens but Williams was unable to confirm their ages at this time.

Check CBS Detroit and WWJ for more updates.


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