Dearborn News

    Detroit Noel Night shooting: Chief says shooting connected to fight at high school football game

    Police Chief James Craig said Monday that the weekend shooting in which four teens were shot during a holiday festival in Detroit’s Midtown was connected to a fight at a high school football game.

    Craig said the shooting was prompted by a fight at a high school championship football game.

    “At this game there was some sort of fight,” Craig said. “At Noel Night, these two groups met up and there was some pushing and shoving and then there was some gunfire.”

    Craig said the fight was between two groups of students at East English Village.

    16-year-old boy was detained Monday morning by police for questioning in connection with the shooting Saturday night. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said it is reviewing paperwork from Detroit police for a 16-year-old suspect. The Prosecutor’s Office said by statute it is taking a five-day adjournment before making a decision. A decision is expected to be made by Saturday morning. 

    The shooting happened during the annual Noel Night in Midtown, an event which draws thousands of people to the city’s Midtown neighborhood, near the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) at Farnsworth and John R streets.