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Detroit Noel Night shooting: Teen detained for questioning

4 teens shot Saturday night in Midtown

Four teens were shot Dec. 2, 2017 during Noel Night festivties in Midtown Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 16-year-old boy has been detained by police for questioning about a shooting Saturday night that injured four teenagers at the Noel Night festivities in Midtown Detroit. 

Four teens were shot when someone opened fire near the Detroit Institute of Arts at John R and Farnsworth streets. All four victims are expected to make a full recovery. 

Police have detained a teen for questioning about the shooting. No other arrests have been announced.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said it is reviewing paperwork from Detroit police for a 16-year-old suspect. The Prosecutor's Office said by statute it is taking a five-day adjournment before making a decision. A decision is expected to be made by Saturday morning. 

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Witnesses told police that the shooter fired a gun at the ground, and the victims may have been hit by bullets that ricocheted off the ground.

The 45th annual Noel Night was canceled after the evening shooting.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said there was a heavy police presence, but he is re-evaluating staffing in light of the shooting.

"Certainly we don't deploy like we do say for a July Fourth fireworks celebration, so we are going to be looking at that going forward," Craig said. "Sometimes it's one incident like this that creates so much fear, but this should not be the incident that defines who we are."


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