Violent night in Detroit as police respond to several shootings, including at graduation party

Officials say they have never seen a night like this before

Violent night in Detroit as police responded to multiple shootings across the city on Tuesday (June 14), including a graduation party. The latest of the violence took place on Patton Street and St. Martins Avenue, where four men approached the celebratory graduation party and opened fire, officials say.

DETROIT – It was a violent night in Detroit on Tuesday, as police responded to multiple shootings across the city, including at a graduation party.

The latest of the violence took place on Patton Street and St. Martins Avenue, where four men approached the celebratory graduation party and opened fire, officials say. Two people were shot and taken to the hospital, according to police.

A short time after that, officers could be seen scrambling from the graduation shooting to Oakfield and Cambridge avenues for another shooting that had taken place Tuesday afternoon.

The scenes of violence had helicopters occupying the sky throughout the city.

One mother was trying to get information from Detroit police officers after her son had been killed on the city’s east side in a shooting. According to police, the man who was killed was sitting in his vehicle when two men riding in a U-Haul truck pulled up and fired shots, fatally striking him.

Detroit police say they have two people in custody in connection with that shooting. Investigators also reportedly recovered the U-Haul truck used in the shooting.

Officials say they have never seen a night like this before.


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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.