Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed.
Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured. The victims ranged in age from 21 to 46, he said.
Dolunt said the shooting happened at a neighborhood party that included a barbecue attended by families with some small children in strollers.
“Through the grace of God no children were shot,” he said.
Authorities suspect the dead man was targeted by the shooter, although Dolunt said that was preliminary.
The shocking thing is Detroit’s third-world murder rate compared to its cross-river sister city of Windsor, Ontario. Both cities suffered from industrial decline, but Detroit descended into Hell while Windsor is doing alright, and has a very low murder rate. Detroiters should study the experience of Windsor in order to save themselves.
No other information was immediately available.