Police search for suspect who shot 14-year-old girl on east side
A teenage girl was shot Thursday afternoon on Detroit’s east side as Montique Armour was wounded in the abdomen.
The shooter is still at large and no description has been made available.
“I heard like, four shots,” said Patrika Wright, Montique’s sister.
Patrika was with her 14-year-old sister and seven others inside a house on Neff, two blocks south of Warren near Cadieux.
Someone began firing from a car into the house. Patrika was in a back room of the house and ran to the front room to discovered her sister on the floor bleeding.
I immediately called 911,” Patrika said. “I saw the bullet had come out of her stomach.”
Patrika explained to police the teenage girls met some guys at a party store and it led to an invitation.
“The one who met the guy at the store and I guess she invited them to come over,” Patrika said.
When the boys from the party store came to the house, other boys believed the teen girls were too young to be at a home with boys they had just met.
“Basically it just comes down to this,” said Capt. Mark Bliss of the Detroit Police Department. “We had some females at a party store, they met some males and followed them back to this location. There were some other individuals here that questioned the age of the males talking to the females. There were some shots fired.
“We’re still putting this together, but one of the females got hit.”
Multiple yellow markers indicate shell casings discharged from a gun. Investigators are looking into whether there was one shooter or more.
Police are comparing shell casings with witness statements to find out the number of shooters and most importantly, to ID a shooter or shooters … click here for more details!
Two men shot in drive-by shooting in Detroit overnight
Two men are in critical condition right now after a drive-by shooting in Detroit.
We’re told the shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Westminster Street, near Woodwood and Chicago Boulevard.
Two men were sitting in the car when another car drove by and started firing shots inside.
Police are still on scene investigating the shooting … click here for more details!
110-year-old woman believed to be oldest US veteran preparing for flight to meet president
A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran will soon be making a trip to Washington that includes a scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama.
Longtime Detroit resident Emma Didlake, a veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, is scheduled to leave Friday. She’s also planning to visit the memorial of her other favorite president, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Her trip was arranged by Talons Out Honor Flight, the southwest Michigan chapter of a national nonprofit network providing free trips for veterans to visit Washington’s monuments and memorials … click here for more details!