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Detroit Shooting: 2 Dead, 19 Injured

Early Sunday, a shooting at a Detroit block party resulted in two deaths and 19 injuries, authorities reported.

Michigan State Police confirmed they were assisting Detroit police with the investigation, noting that no suspects were in custody. According to their preliminary information, the incident left two people dead and 19 others with various injuries.

Detroit police provided limited details, confirming the fatalities but not specifying the number of injured or the shooting circumstances. “At this time, investigators and forensic personnel are analyzing all available evidence and will be continuing their work through the weekend,” the police said in a Sunday statement.

A Monday news conference with Police Chief James White and Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to unveil a “comprehensive new strategy regarding block parties.”

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Detroit Police Cpl. Dan Donakowski declined to comment further. John Roach, spokesman for Mayor Duggan, confirmed the mayor’s attendance at Monday’s news conference about a “block club party safety strategy” but did not comment on the shooting itself.

This incident occurred during a violent holiday weekend across the nation. Researchers attribute the rise in violence and mass shootings during summer months, especially around the Fourth of July, to factors like increased social events and alcohol consumption.

State Rep. Mai Xiong, representing the district where the shooting occurred, expressed her sorrow. “During what should have been a joyous celebration during Independence Day weekend, we are instead faced with a devastating reminder that gun violence is hitting too close to home, right in our own backyards,” she stated.

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