1 killed, 3 injured in Detroit shooting, police say

Shots fired at apartment complex, nearby park Sunday night on city’s east side

One person has been killed and three have been injured in a shooting that took place inside of a Detroit apartment complex and at the park across the street on Sunday.

DETROIT – One person has been killed and three have been injured in a shooting Sunday.

According to Detroit police, four people -- three men and one woman -- were shot in or near an apartment complex Sunday night on Detroit’s east side. Two people were shot inside the apartment complex on Healy Avenue, near Ryan Road and Nevada Avenue, police say. Two other people were shot in Krainz Park, which is across the street from the apartment building.

One man was reportedly killed in the shooting at the park. The conditions of the woman and two other men who were shot are currently unknown.

The four individuals who were shot are believed to be in their 20s.

“These shootings are senseless. They’re heinous acts; they’re committed by cowards,” said Commander Jacqueline Pritchett. “It’s Father’s Day. People are out there enjoying Father’s Day, barbecuing, and a car comes by and fires shots.

“It’s a cowardly act. It needs to stop.”

The shooting is still under investigation. Police sources tell Local 4 that they believe the shooting may have occurred in retaliation for a drive-by shooting that happened earlier in the day in Detroit.

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No other details have been provided at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit police.

Police say there was another shooting about a mile away after that shooting, and the two are connected. Both incidents have police and people in the neighborhood saying something needs to be done to get it all to stop.

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