Police Search For Woman Who Wounded 7 In Riverboat Fusillade
A woman opened fire on a crowd leaving a midnight cruise on the Detroit Princess riverboart on the Detroit River early today, wounding seven people.
The Detroit Free Press reports that one man was shot in the back and is in critical condition. Others suffered wounds to the arm, leg, foot and other areas.
Police were still searching the woman shooter.
The paper reported that the people were attending the Hot 107.5 "On Deck Sunday" Moonlight Cruise.
"It appears there was an altercation on the boat," Detroit Police Sgt. Alan Quinn told the Freep. "It looks like a group of people were getting in some kind of fight. When they got back to shore, a black female who was involved in the fight got into her car, drove back...and then she shot into the crowd of people who were getting off the boat.
Update: The Detroit News reports that the shooting occurred as a result of two families fighting aboard the ship.
"We were walking off boat at about 1:15, and I'm hearing women arguing outside (on the dock)," Keith Gillespie, 45, assistant promotions director for Radio One Detroit, which coordinated the cruise told the News. "Then I heard what I thought was a firecracker — then I realized it was gunfire. I'm backing up into the boat; people are running; women are hollering. I saw women laying in the grass … shot."
John Chamberlain, CEO of CJC Cruises Inc, told the paper: "According to police, there was a family feud and two groups got into an argument. One woman called her boyfriend and told him to bring a gun down to the dock. She got off the boat, got the gun from the boyfriend and started shooting at the other family as they got off the boat.