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.
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)
"We had just left the DAY to the Historical Museum when people started running after us towards the grbad area," said Farah Hammoud. "I saw a girl crying and running into her boyfriend's arms, but all they said they fired, so we booked it. "
The Noel Night festivities were canceled around 8 pm due to the shooting.
Wayne State University He alerted the students about the shooting by saying: "3 people injured and transported to the hospital." They also said that the event had been closed and to avoid the area.
John Tsakos of Royal Oak said he was inside the DAY when the incident occurred.
"I was on my way to music activities when I stopped in the cafeteria to eat something," said Tsakos, 54. "Then I heard a woman say that there was a shooter, and I told my friend that I heard there was a shooter and he said, "Nah." The next thing I know, I'm throwing my plate and there are people running and pushing us into the kitchen. "
He said a crowd was forced into the kitchen and ducked.
"Then they pushed us on Farnsworh Street, where the shooting occurred," Tsakos said. "I did not know what to think, you do not know what's going on and nobody says anything to you, I just thought I hoped the shooter would not come here."
Two previous shootings injured three People on Monday June 26, 2017, during the Detroit fireworks show, making this the second public meeting this year that included shooting.
Detroit News will have more details when they become available.
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