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Family remembers loved one killed in violent NW Detroit shootout

8 people shot, 3 killed after violence broke out at Friday candlelight vigil

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DETROIT – A grieving family is remembering a lost loved one following a case of extreme violence, where as many as eight people were shot with three people were killed after violence broke out at a candlelight vigil early Friday morning in northwest Detroit.

The family of three cousins who were gunned down in front of their home gathered to comfort one another and asked for justice.

Family members said they will never be the same again as about two dozen people prayed and lit candles.

Kersilla Marie Reed, a 33-year-old mother of three, was shot dead outside her home.

Marquise Reed, 36, and Eric Reed, 26, died as family members tried getting them to the hospital.

Another three people they knew were shot and the family said they all required surgery.

Witnesses said they had just returned to Kersilla Reed's home after attending a candlelight vigil on Patton Street on the city's west side. Moments later, gunshots started flying from a car racing past the home. Another two people were shot as gunfire was exchanged.

The family said it's a senseless tragedy.

A woman was ejected from a car that was seen speeding off. She died from her injuries.

Two other passengers were arrested. More people were arrested after a fight broke out at the hospital.

Police said both sides knew each other as the investigation continues.


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