Morning Briefing June 6, 2021: Mother dies in Waterford Township apartment fire, Highland Park senior community center goes days without running water or air conditioning, woman dies after being shot at Warren party

Here are this morning’s top stories

Sunday, June 6, 2021 morning show
Sunday, June 6, 2021 morning show

23-year-old aspiring nurse and mother dies in Waterford Township apartment complex fire

An apartment complex fire in Waterford Township that happened Saturday morning at Glengarry Park Apartments left a 23-year-old aspiring nurse and mother dead.

Neighbors say the smoke was so intense that firefighters had to put up a ladder for residents to climb out of the windows.

Video footage showed intense flames blowing out of the window of a third floor apartment in Waterford Township. The victim reportedly woke up and tried to get out, but the flames were too overwhelming.

The victim Brionna Johnson, 23, had a son.


Highland Park senior community center goes days without running water, air conditioning

In this heat people living at a senior apartment complex in Metro Detroit have been without real running water and air conditioning for days.

The situation has become so bad at the Bella Vista Glen Senior Apartments located on Glendale Avenue near the Lodge Freeway that officials with the City of Highland Park have stepped in.

“This is a crisis,” said Erwin Pelzer. Pelzer and his neighbors say the living conditions are catastrophic. “This don’t make no sense right now,” said Pelzer.

Some say for days they had no water or air.

It all started May 27 when the Highland Park Water Department turned off the water to work on a water main connection going north and south on Lincoln Street.


Police investigate fatal shooting of woman that happened at party in Warren

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night in Warren.

According to authorities, two women got into an argument at a party and one shot the other. Police said the victim got into a car and drove to a 7-Eleven on Schoenherr Road near 12 Mile Road where she died.

Police are still looking for the shooter.


Weather: More heat with another air quality alert Sunday ♨️

Sunday, June 6, 2021 weather forecast
Sunday, June 6, 2021 weather forecast

COVID in Michigan 💉

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 890,345 as of Saturday, including 19,365 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 388 new cases and 72 additional deaths. The deaths announced Saturday include 66 deaths identified during a Vital Records review, which means they did not occur Friday or Saturday.

The State of Michigan reported a total of 837,864 total recoveries from COVID-19.

Testing has been steady around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate near 3% as of Friday, the lowest in several weeks. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 383 on Friday -- the lowest since July 2020. The 7-day death average was 25 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 52,500 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 8.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 59.2% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 49% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

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Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.