DETROIT (WJBK) - A son of a Detroit police officer was shot and killed over the weekend.
The shooting happened Saturday in the 3000 block of Sheridan Street, which is near Mack Avenue and E Grand Boulevard.
Police are still investigating and don't have a lot of details yet, but confirmed the 23-year-old was shot multiple times after a dice game. Tensions were high at the scene after the shooting. Members of Detroit's police force arriving in numbers.
A woman who did want to be identified said when she heard the commotion, all should could think about was the safety of the kids who were out playing in the neighborhood
"I was very scared because there were over 15 kids just randomly running from across the street, playing," she said.
Those who know the victim say his dad is a sergeant with DPD, and his uncles are retired officers from the force.
Police say this investigation is ongoing and they are looking at a number of different factors.
"It appears there was a dice game and from what happened at the dice game, I'm not sure but it resulted in one person being fatally shot, and one person who's in temp serious condition at a local hospital," says Detroit Police Captain Michael McGinnis.
He said there is some gang activity in the area so they're looking at that possibility as well, and bringing in resources to investigate the possible gang connection.
This shooting incident comes one week after a violent Memorial Day weekend in the city.
"It's disturbing that we have this kind of violence. Last weekend was an anomoly I think. It was very busy and very daunting for all police officers involved. It's daunting for citizens, so, I hope things slow down," McGinnis added.
If you know anything about what happened at the dice game on Sheridan Street, you're asked to contact Detroit Police.