Detroit – Detroit police confirmed that three people were shot in front of the rear entrance of the Detroit Institute of the Arts on the street John R and Farnsworth on Saturday during Noel Night.

Detroit Police Deputy Chief Arnold Williams said all three suffered injuries and threatened injuries and have been transported to the hospital.

"We think that five and seven shots were fired, there were other shots reported but from now on, we have a scene," Williams said.

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Police believe the altercation occurred around 7:30 p.m.

"There are small disturbance groups, similar to last year," said Williams. "Last year, we had a fight that broke out and was manageable."

The police are interviewing the victims and looking for suspects.

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Police tape blocks access to the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Photo: Sarah Rahal / The Detroit News)