A prayer vigil.
Ends with 9 people shot.
Two dead (one from a car accident as the drive-by shooters tried to drive away).
In 83 percent black Detroit.[Detroit Vigil-Shooting: 2 dead, police chase, others hurt, Detroit Fox, 9-12-14]:
Detroit police say two people are dead and several others wounded following a shooting at a vigil on the city's west side and a vehicle crash afterward.The most important detail was left out of the prior article.
Police were called to the home in the 14000 block of Patton Street in Detroit for the reports of shots fired.
Susie Haywood who lives in the area says, "I was asleep and boom-bam, it was like oh my god."
According to police reports, when emergency responders arrived on scene, 5 people had been shot, 1 person fatally.
Police also say that when they arrived on scene, several cars sped off.
One of the cars crashed a short distance away in the 9000 block of Burt.
"We have had very little cooperation from the people involved so we are trying to piece together events," Craig said.
A passenger in the car was ejected during the crash and died after the vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant. It is unclear if this person died as a result of the shooting or the crash itself.
Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police says, "it appears everyone was acquainted but we are not sure what started the argument."
Police say two people were taken into custody in the area of the shooting and crash; five others were taken into custody at a hospital.
It's included below (see if you can spot it). [Detroit Police Investigate Bloody Scene Where 8 People Shot, 2 Killed In Apparent Family Feud After Prayer Vigil, CBS Detroit, 9-12-14]
Detroit police say a prayer vigil on the city’s west side turned into a deadly family feud with several people shot, a car wreck and multiple suspects under arrest.
“It appears we have eight people shot; two in custody, fleeing the scene; five in custody at the hospital that, instead of going to show support, decided to act stupid — we had to lock them up; and we have three weapons we’ve recovered,” Detroit Assistance Police Chief Steve Dolunt told WWJ’s Mike Campbell.
The situation unfolded just before 2 a.m. Friday after a prayer vigil near Patton and Kendall streets, in a neighborhood near Outer Drive and I-96.
As the vigil was wrapping up, a vehicle drove by and a gunman opened fire on the group of people standing outside. At least eight people were struck by gunfire; one man was killed.
Maurice Westley lives behind the house where the shooting took place.
“There was a short intermission and then I heard a different type of gun going off.
People were screaming and yelling and banging on doors. The shots went off, back and forth for like five minutes, or even longer,” he said. “It’s a mess but I’m not surprised at all, not in this neighborhood.”Prayer is the wrong activity for hoping to restore civilization and peace in 83 percent black Detroit.
A moment of silence or a vigil is, equally, a wasted endeavor for hoping to turn around the run of bad luck in 83 percent black Detroit.
But it's never too late to laugh at the type of activities found in 83 percent black Detroit on a random Friday morning at 2 a.m. Fox 2 News Headlines