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Noel Night shooting: Victim's mother speaks out, Detroit police seek shooter

4 teens injured in shooting Saturday night

DETROIT – The mother of one of the victims from Saturday night's shooting during Noel Night festivities in Midtown said she feared something was wrong. 

The woman's 17-year-old daughter and three others were shot.

UPDATE: 1 person detained for questioning

"It looked like a fight was about to break out. And as we were turning the other way we heard some gunshots, and as we were running she said, 'Mom, I think I've been shot,'" the mother said. 

The woman is not being named in this story. 

"I stopped them and told them she had been shot and they got her right to Receiving (Hospital)," she said. 

A total of five bullets were fired during the festivities near the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Officers ran toward the DIA looking for the shooter. 

"I was in shock. I couldn't believe it because we were nowhere near the shooting," the 17-year-old victim's mother said. 

Search for shooter continues

Now, two days later, Detroit police are still looking for the person who pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, police have a very vague description of a possible suspect. 

Meanwhile, both the 17-year-old victim's mother and Detroit Police Chief James Craig don't want this shooting to create a stigma with the event. 

"Sometimes it's one incident like this that creates so much fear. But this should not be the incident that defines who were are," said Craig. 

Detroit police said three other teens, also believed to be innocent bystanders, were shot. 

While all four victims are expected to make a full recovery, the trauma is difficult to overcome. 

"I don’t want her to be fearful," the girl's mother said. "I tell her she was blessed it was just her leg. You don’t know really know what to say."

Anyone with information on this shooting needs to call Detroit police or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP. 


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