DETROIT – Detroit police chief James Craig held a press conference on Monday afternoon to address several violent incidents in the city in recent weeks.
Chief Craig said there were 18 different shootings in the city of Detroit this past weekend. Overall, 25 people had to be treated at a hospital and four people were killed. There were five double shootings and a triple shooting on Plainview Avenue where police said an unknown gunman approached three people standing outside a home and started firing, hitting them. The gunman then took off running.
Craig said overall violent crime is up 7.5 percent in the city. However, property crime is down about 16 percent. That means crime is down 9 percent overall, the chief said.