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Detroit had a violent 4th of July

Yumi Kimura
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Detroit’s Fourth of July long weekend is off to a violent start, with police reporting at least ten shooting incidents across the city Thursday night into Friday morning.

Most of the shootings appear to have resulted from interpersonal disputes. They started with a non-fatal shooting during an argument at a fireworks display around 11:30 p.m.

Two people said they were struck by stray gunfire around midnight. They reported a large group of people arguing nearby.

Two people were killed overnight.  One man was apparently shot to death by another during a traffic incident on the city’s east side, according to the Detroit News.

On the city’s west side, a man was killed when a gun went off as he struggled with another man.

Detroit also had a violent Memorial Day weekend this year. Eight people were killed, and there were fourteen non-fatal shootings during that stretch.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Public in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
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