Thursday, August 27, 2020

Police investigate 2 shooting deaths in Inkster

Two incidents of gun violence resulting in deaths remain under investigation by police in the City of Inkster.
The most recent incident took place last Friday night when a 14-year-old died after he was shot in the head, apparently by another teen.
Inkster police and Michigan State Police responded to the incident at about 10:35 p.m. Aug. 21 at Dearborn View Apartments where they discovered the body of the teen, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Emergency responded transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation and witness statements indicated that a group of young teens were in the apartment and at some point during the evening, one of them displayed a handgun.
Witnesses told police that another 14-year-old shot and killed the victim. Police took that teen into custody, according to reports of the incident but no other information is being released due to the age of the victim and the suspect in the incident.
Police said the investigation into the death is ongoing.
In a separate incident, police said two men in ski masks opened fire in the middle of an Inkster neighborhood last Tuesday, killing one person and injuring another. The shots were fired in a garden area between Hickory and Spruce streets in the evening hours while families were outside, sending everyone running for cover, police said.
The gunmen fled the scene on foot, witnesses told police.
 “This is not something we're going to tolerate,” Inkster Assistant Police Chief Bill Ratliff said, noting that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.