Detroit mass shooting leaves one dead and at least four injured


A mass shooting in Detroit left one dead and at least four injured, less than a week after another attack killed two people, police say.

The four injured have been taken to hospital, according to police.


Mass shooting in Detroit has left one dead and at least four injured

The shooting occurred on the east side of Detroit, Michigan, near Gratiot and Saratoga.

Police and firefighters arrived on the scene around 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Just six days earlier, there was another mass shooting on the northwest side of the city.

The shooting left two people dead and six injured.

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The two people killed were Toyake Thirkeild, 39, and Andre Willis, 38.

The attack began when a homeowner became angry with his neighbors’ partygoers, Police Chief James White said.

The alleged gunman, Winston Kirtley Jr., was charged with first degree murder and assault with intent to murder, according to police.

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement:

“I’ve always known that sometimes the most trivial events can cause the greatest damage.

“The alleged motive here is way out of the limelight and has now changed lives forever,” she said.

Worthy continued: “It is clear and has been for some time that absolutely nothing is sacred when it comes to gun violence these days.

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“It is also clear that there is little political will to control the mechanisms behind it.”

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