Morning Briefing June 12, 2021: At least 13 injured in Austin mass shooting, Detroit Grand Prix underway on Belle Isle, new safety plan to help curb violence in Greektown neighborhood

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Local 4 News Today -- June 12, 2021
Local 4 News Today -- June 12, 2021

At least 13 injured in downtown Austin mass shooting

A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter was not in custody.

Two of the injured people were in critical condition but as of the news conference at 4 a.m. local time, no one had died, interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said.

Gunfire erupted just before 1:30 a.m. along 6th Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants.


Detroit Grand Prix 2021 taking place this weekend on Belle Isle

It is a big weekend as the Detroit Grand Prix 2021 takes place on Belle Isle. The race was canceled last year, but this year everyone is excited to be back.

Local 4 News reporter Kim DeGiulio was live on Belle Isle Saturday morning. You can watch her full report here.

Gearing up for the Detroit Grand Prix
Gearing up for the Detroit Grand Prix

Detroit Police Department adds extra patrols in Greektown under new safety plan

New safety measures have been put in place to help curve violence in Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood.

The new safety plan, called “Greektown Crackdown,” was launched to make the area safer.

Besides more officers, there’s a zero tolerance policy for any type of illegal activity in Greektown. The streets are also being shut down to control the crowd flow.

The plan was was developed because of the large fights that happened multiple weekends in a row.


Weather: Humid with storms possible Saturday

Metro Detroit weather: Storms possible Saturday afternoon
Metro Detroit weather: Storms possible Saturday afternoon

COVID in Michigan 💉

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 891,933 as of Friday, including 19,487 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 318 new cases and eight additional deaths.

Testing has been steady around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 2% as of Friday, the lowest in several months. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 282 on Friday -- the lowest since July 2020. The 7-day death average was 28 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 34,600 on Friday.

More than 830,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 8.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Thursday, with 60% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 51.2% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Here’s a look at more of the data:


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