1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting outside Detroit banquet hall

1 man killed in shooting early Tuesday morning

One man was killed and five others were injured in a shooting outside of a banquet hall early Tuesday morning on Detroit’s east side.

DETROIT – One person has died and five people were injured in a shooting at a Detroit banquet hall early Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Detroit police nearing arrest, shutting down banquet hall after shooting

Officials say six people -- three men and three women -- were shot at while outside the Chalmers Banquet Hall on Chalmers Street near East Outer Drive sometime around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. One of the men, who was in is 30s, died from his injuries.

Detroit police originally believed the six people were shot at in a drive-by shooting. Officials now believe the incident could have been a shootout.

Police said there were about 100 people inside the hall at the time of the shooting. They said a car drove by and someone inside started firing shots into a van parked outside of the banquet hall.

Police have not yet announced any suspects or motives.

This is an ongoing investigation. No further details have been released.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as this story develops.

5 hurt, 1 dead in drive-by shooting outside Detroit banquet hall

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