6 shot when man opens fire into large crowd holding candlelight vigil on Detroit’s west side, police say

1 person in critical condition

Detroit Police on scene of a shooting that left multiple people hurt.
Detroit Police on scene of a shooting that left multiple people hurt. (Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – Police said six people were shot when a suspect opened fire into a crowd of at least 100 at a candlelight vigil on Detroit’s west side.

The crowd had gathered on Sunday night to hold a candlelight vigil for a man who was killed in a hit-and-run while riding an all-terrain vehicle.

The shooting happened at around 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Sunday night in the area of Asbury Park and McNichols Road in Detroit.

Police said a man pulled up to the scene in a lime green Chevrolet Camaro and opened fire into the crowd. Six people were transported to Sinai Grace Hospital and five of them are in serious condition. One victim is in critical condition, according to police.

Police believe the Camaro could have been struck by fire returned by someone in the crowd. Police are searching for the owner of the vehicle.

Police are also interested in locating a black Chevrolet Tahoe that was seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Police said they will be working with business owners and homeowners in the area to obtain security video footage.

Anyone who has any information should contact Detroit police.

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Police said six people were shot when a suspect opened fire into a crowd of at least 100 at a candlelight vigil on Detroit’s west side.
Police said six people were shot when a suspect opened fire into a crowd of at least 100 at a candlelight vigil on Detroit’s west side.

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