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All I can say about this horrific story is STOP THE VIOLENCE!

According to ClickOnDetroit:

Detroit’s police chief on Thursday called a barbershop that left three men dead and six other wounded “urban terrorism.”

What happened:

Shots erupted Wednesday just before 6 p.m. outside Al’s Barber Shop on the city’s east side, and in the end, 9 people had been struck.

Detroit Police Chief said there were between 20 and 30 people inside a room in the back of the barbershop when someone pulled up and opened fire with a high-powered assault rifle through a door of the shop.

10 People shot outside east Detroit barber shop

Three people were killed and six others were wounded as they tried to run away from the gunfire.

Craig also said at least one of the people inside the barbershop was armed and returned fire.

One person being questioned by police

Craig said investigators are questioning a man in connection with the barbershop shooting who was arrested on an unrelated charge in Rochester. Craig said the individual is a convicted felon who was wearing body armor at the time of his arrest. Craig didn’t specify the individuals exact connection to the shooting.

Craig said they also were trying to locate two vehicles that they think the shooters might have been using: a 2004 white Chevrolet Impala that possibly has a broken window and bullet holes in the back, and a 2004 black Impala.

Barbershop had gambling connections

Craig said the violence appears to have stemmed from an ongoing feud between the people who were gambling.

“We’re not sure if this was over a bad debt. We have no idea,” Police Chief James Craig said after the shooting. “We know it’s a barbershop and gambling has occurred in this location.”


Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to arrests and convictions in connection with the shooting.

Anonymous tips can be called into 800-SPEAKUP.

The FBI and the ATF are also helping Detroit police investigate the shooting.

The barbershop is in a strip mall along a major road. Nearby businesses include a Chinese restaurant, auto repair shops and a convenience store.

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