One Dead, Nine Hurt in Shooting at Detroit Block Party

by The Associated Press /  / Updated 

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One person was killed and nine other wounded Saturday night when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, police said.

Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed.

Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured. The victims ranged in age from 21 to 46, he said.

Dolunt said the shooting happened at a neighborhood party that included a barbecue attended by families with some small children in strollers.

"Through the grace of God no children were shot," he said.

Authorities suspect the dead man was targeted by the shooter, although Dolunt said that was preliminary.

No other information was immediately available.

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