Police: No evidence of shots fired at Detroit fireworks show - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Police: No evidence of shots fired at Detroit fireworks show

Posted: Updated:
Detroit police survey the scene near Hart Plaza Monday night. Detroit police survey the scene near Hart Plaza Monday night.
Fireworks over the Detroit River Fireworks over the Detroit River
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Police Chief Chester Logan says there is no evidence of shots fired during the international fireworks show in downtown Detroit Monday night despite eyewitness accounts that led hundreds of people to flee Hart Plaza.

"As far as we know, there wasn't a shooting," Logan tells Fox 2 reporter Roop Raj.

Police did say at least one injury was reported when part of the crowd watching the display over the Detroit River fled Monday night, about 10 minutes into the 55th Annual Ford Fireworks Presented by Target event.

At about 10:15 p.m., Fox 2 reporter Erika Erickson said she saw hundreds of people running away from Hart Plaza near Woodward and Jefferson screaming that somebody was shooting.

Witnesses said they heard two shots fired between Griswold and Woodward on Jefferson.

Logan says he walked the area last night and saw no evidence of these shootings.

Police sources, however, tell Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff there were six non-fatal shootings in the city Monday, including a 12-year-old who was shot during an argument near Owen and Woodward in the city's Boston-Edison neighborhood. None of these reported shootings occurred in or near Hart Plaza.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the city and across the river in Windsor, Ontario, to view the fireworks.

The show celebrates the July 4 U.S. Independence Day and Canada Day on July 1.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Jury acquits man in Eastern Michigan football player death

    Jury acquits man in Eastern Michigan football player death

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:32:20 GMT
    A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
    A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
  • Dearborn man charged with torture, murder of sister

    Dearborn man charged with torture, murder of sister

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:10:00 GMT
    A Dearborn woman is dead and her own brother is behind bars charged with her murder.What happened in the 7500 block of Bingham street Saturday, still has neighbors wondering, 'why.'"I wept, I cried, it's horrible," said neighbor Virginia Leonard.A brother allegedly strangled his own sister, stabbed her several times, and eventually killing her"I'm sure it's a very horrible thing for that family," Leonard said. "Not only did the parents lose a daughter, they lost basically a son too, and it's ...
    A Dearborn woman is dead and her own brother is behind bars charged with her murder.What happened in the 7500 block of Bingham street Saturday, still has neighbors wondering, 'why.'"I wept, I cried, it's horrible," said neighbor Virginia Leonard.A brother allegedly strangled his own sister, stabbed her several times, and eventually killing her"I'm sure it's a very horrible thing for that family," Leonard said. "Not only did the parents lose a daughter, they lost basically a son too, and it's ...
  • Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:59:07 GMT
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices