30-year-old man arrested in shooting of 6 people outside Detroit banquet hall
A suspected man in a car shooting who left one dead and five others injured at an unlicensed Detroit banquet hall has been arrested at a hospital trying to seek treatment for a gunshot wound, police said Wednesday.
Staff at the suburban hospital a few miles from the Chalmers Banquet Hall contacted police after registering the 30-year-old on Tuesday, Detroit 2nd Deputy Police Chief Rudy Harper said.
He was arrested shortly after acting Detroit Police Chief James White told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that they had identified a suspect who opened fire around 2 a.m. from a vehicle on people outside the banquet hall on the east side of town.
At least one person outside the building retaliated against the vehicle. The exterior of the building was riddled with bullets and numerous shell casings were found outside the banquet hall.
A man in a wheelchair was killed. Two other men and three women sustained injuries that are not considered life threatening, police said.
Over 100 people were gathered for an event in the banquet hall at the time of filming.
“Preliminary evidence suggests it was an exchange of gunfire by both people at the scene and the perpetrator who shot at the scene,” White told reporters on Tuesday. “It was sort of a conflict between the two parties involved. It wasn’t a random shootout.”
White said investigators had learned that the building and banquet hall had not been allowed to operate since 2013 and that they would seek to have the city shut down the business.
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