Suspect ID'd, 3 others sought in Greektown triple shooting by Detroit police
DETROIT (FOX 2) - Three people were shot near Monroe and Beaubien in Greektown Monday morning just after midnight.
Detroit police have identified a man wearing a blue jacket with a hood as a suspect in a released photo. Three other suspects are being sought but no descriptions or further information has been released.
Police say two of the men were walking and told police they heard shots in the crowd and started running, and then realized they felt pain and had both been shot. Both were taken to the hospital in stable condition. A third man was shot in the foot and was taken privately to the hospital, where he's also in stable condition.
Police say the victims are all men in their early 20s or early 30s. Names have not been given.
"What I saw was people running from that way to that way," said James Horton. "They (were) getting away from (the shooting)."
There were no fatalities in the shooting, but for some who come to the popular commercial and historic district in Detroit, they have concerns over the recent spike in incidents.
"There's a lot of police down here but when the crowds (gather) at 11 p.m., the police disappear and that's when the trouble begins," said Booker Davis.
Some say the concerns are magnified after a string of recent violence in Greektown that includes a stabbing three weeks ago, a fight in March, an incident that left four people shot in May of last year and a beating and robbery outside the Greektown Casino in April of 2017
After last month's stabbing, Detroit police said they would increase patrols in Greektown for the second year in a row.
One store owner says when crowds start to grow, he often closes early, which is what he did Sunday night. Business owners say hiring extra security doesn't always work
"I had one right at door," said Art Kesto, Athens Liquor Store. "He couldn't take it. They were pushing him around.
Kesto says he is happy to see more police in the area, but sometimes it's not enough.
"When you have 10 officers and 10,000 people, that is not going to work," Kesto said.