There were more than two dozen shootings that left seven dead in Detroit over the weekend.
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It was a violent few days that also included a mass shooting on the west side of town.
It happened in Coyle near Plymouth early Sunday morning. Eight people were shot, two of whom were killed.
The suspect is in custody.
Detroit police say it all happened in a parking lot at a birthday party that was held across from the suspect’s home.
“Our Detroit families are hurting, our neighbors close to the gunfire are being shaken, and our lives have been forever changed,” said Detroit Police Chief James White.
Neighbors said they believe the alleged shooter has a mental illness
Police also confirmed that officers attended the suspect’s home due to past disputes.
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“I told everyone who would listen to me that he was going to crack,” said Gale, who lives in the area. “I told people he was going to hurt someone or kill someone.”
Gale lives next door to the suspect. She said the victims were family friends.
“I’m still trying to process it. I’m still processing it,” she said.
His feelings are the emotions of many Detroit families who continue to experience gun violence.
Ceasefire Quincy Smith of Detroit says this is unacceptable. He calls on everyone in the city to stand up and help end the violence.
“There’s no more time to sit on the sidelines,” Smith said.
In response to violent crime, Chief White said all felony weapons arrests will now be reviewed by the US Attorney’s office. He said the charges could carry up to 10 years in prison.
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Police are also investigating several shootings over the weekend. If you have information useful for investigations, call them.