Friday, September 12, 2014

Detroit: 2 dead, 8 shot at prayer vigil

When I read stories such as this one, I wonder if Detroit has reached a tipping point where the crazy people outnumber the sane ones.

From CBS News:
Police say two people are dead and several others wounded following a shooting at a prayer vigil and a subsequent vehicle crash on Detroit's west side.

Authorities at the scene told reporters the shooting took place around 2 a.m. Friday following a vigil Thursday night, according to CBS Detroit. Eight people were shot, including one who died. Residents said the vigil was for a recent victim of violence in the neighborhood.

The station reports that a vehicle drove by as the vigil was wrapping up, and a gunman opened fire on a group of people standing outside a home.

Officers arrived on the scene as the vehicle was speeding away. CBS Detroit reports police pursued the vehicle for about two miles before it crashed into a fire hydrant and the front porch of a home. A woman in the vehicle was ejected and declared dead at the scene. Another woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities said a man was also placed under arrest.
Yes, you read that right. The deadly attack occurred during a prayer vigil. And it appears the shooting was a family feud playing itself out. As for the vigil, it was a unique one besides the fatalities. "There was some consumption of intoxicants," the police chief of the onetime Motor City told reporters.

Details are sketchy, but it appears that the prayer vigil was held for a recent homicide victim.

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