Friday, August 19, 2011

15 Shootings Friday; Deadly Night in Detroit; Six victims died from their injuries

Updated: Saturday, 13 Aug 2011, 10:58 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 13 Aug 2011, 10:57 PM EDT

15 Shootings Friday; Deadly Night in Detroit:

DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - In the midst of efforts to fight violence in Detroit, police responded to at least 15 shootings Friday night. Six of those shootings were deadly. In one incident, a 14-year-old girl was shot and killed. Mayor Dave Bing says, "Reducing violent crime is our number one priority."

According to Detroit police there were a total of nine (9) shooting scenes where fifteen (15) people were shot….

N.S.: Note that Detroit’s casualties were the statistical equivalent of approximately 172 people being shot, and 69 killed in one night in New York.

[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.]

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