2 separate mass shootings in Detroit leave 3 dead, 9 injured

Mass shootings happened about 12 hours apart

3 people died and 9 more were injured.

DETROIT – Police are investigating two separate mass shootings in Detroit that happened within 12 hours of each other.

The first shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Five people were shot at a known drug house on Saratoga Street near Gratiot Avenue. Two people were killed.

The second shooting happened during a dice game on Andover Street. Seven people were shot, one was killed and several others were critically injured. Police recovered 20 to 30 shell casings from the scene.

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“The violence in this city is ridiculous. We can do better. I ask the citizens of this city, if you saw anything, say something so we can bring those responsible to justice,” Detroit police Commander Jacqueline Pritchett said.

Last weekend a mass shooting injured eight and left one dead. Police said a man opened fire when he discovered his driveway was blocked during a neighbor’s birthday party.

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The two shootings happened roughly 12 hours and 7 miles apart.

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