Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story reported that there were seven victims. Detroit Police later confirmed that there were six victims in total and that one victim was discharged from the hospital and was taken to another hospital.
A man, who police said was in a bright green Chevrolet Camaro, opened fire on a crowd on the west side of Detroit on Sunday.
Six people were taken to a local hospital, including one in critical condition and five in serious condition, police said.
At a press conference on Monday, Acting Police Chief James White said all five victims are expected to make a full recovery, while one in critical condition still fights for her life.
Detectives are investigating the shooting, including the motive.
Crowds had gathered near Asbury Park and McNichols roads for a candlelight vigil for a man who died last week in a car crash. At around 10:15 p.m., the shooter stopped and started firing.
White said Detroit Police are looking for at least one male suspect, possibly two, and one of the two suspects was wearing a mask.
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With an overwhelming 9-1, they said they would feel safer with more cops on the streets, not fewer.
A third complained that Detroit police used force when not needed – and black men report high rates of racial profiling – respondents 3-1 reject the slogan “defund the police” .
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Detroit Police Chief James White, who attended the scene and was interviewed by other media, said investigators would be looking at surveillance footage of the area to try to identify the shooter.
“It just so happens that this is a green light location where the incident happened, so we’re going to extract this video,” White said, referring to Project Green Light, a police effort to use cameras to record video in real time.
He added that detectives “are also working with business owners in the area to extract additional video or any owner who has a video that we can use to identify the perpetrator.”
On top of that, White said the casings left in the area may suggest there were mob retaliations, which WJBK-TV (Fox 2) believes may have hit and damaged the Camaro.
Police are also seeking to speak to four people of interest who were present at the scene.
“We are not calling them suspects, but we would like to talk to them. We have reason to believe that a number of people have fought back. We are not trying to settle this matter at this point. It could have been. self-defense, we don’t know “,
Detroit Police are also seeking information on a black GMC Yukon that was seen leaving the area at high speed, White said.
“We have the right to live peacefully in our communities and the police cannot do it alone. I cannot put a policeman in every living room. I cannot put a policeman in every park … We need the community , we need the clergy and we need people to make better decisions, so that we can stop this violence and live like we all have a right – a civil right – to live, ”White said.
Breaking News Intern Kyle Davidson contributed to this report.
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