DETROIT (WJBK) - Authorities have charged a 16-year-old in connection with the Noel Night shooting that injured four teenagers.
Authorities say on Saturday, December 2, shots rang out near the Detroit Institute of Arts. Three male teens, ages 14, 16 and 19 were shot, as well as a 17-year-old female.
Police Chief James Craig said the shooting stemmed from a fight that happened at a high school football game at Ford Field. He said that a group of teens got into a fight there and it continued into the Noel Night crowd.
Craig said that two groups of teens met, and started pushing and shoving each other outside the DIA. He said it then escalated to gunfire that ended with four teens being shot. The four teens have been hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.
The fight was not among competing schools. Craig said all the students involved were part of East English Village High School.
A 16-year-old male has been charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder, and one count of felony firearm. FOX 2 is not naming the teen because he has not been charged as an adult. He will be adult designated, which means upon conviction the judge will decide to sentence him as a juvenile, an adult or with a blended sentence.
Noel Night is a holiday celebration that draws thousands of visitors to the city's Midtown district.