Detroit Police Department are searching for a man in his 40s who allegedly approached and opened fire on the high school students who were celebrating the end of the academic year around 7 p.m. local time at the 2900 block of Doris Street near the University District.
The Detroit News understands the students stopped to take a group photo when the man allegedly came outside and voiced his objection to the group loitering outside of his home.
Detroit police are searching for a suspect who fired shots at a prom group taking photos in front of a home, striking an 18-year-old Friday, authorities said. https://t.co/HL0hSdoKG5
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) June 2, 2019
The suspect revealed a handgun and fired several shots, one of which injured one of the students. The man was then accused of fleeing the scene in either a blue or gray Hyundai vehicle.
.@detroitpolice: The homeowner came outside and began complaining about the crowd standing in front of his home.
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) June 1, 2019
Police describe the suspect as about 40 years old, 6 feet tall, and of a stocky build. He was also wearing eyeglasses, a baseball cap, and braids.
The 18-year-old victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is in a serious condition, police said.
The Detroit Police Department is appealing to anyone with information to contact them on 313 596 2200. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan by phoning 1 800 77325 87 (SPEAK-UP).
Therapy Dogs Commended for Comforting Shooting Victims
A group of therapy dogs have been recognized for their help in supporting the students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following the 2018 Parkland shooting.
The team of 14 therapy dogs provided comfort in the immediate aftermath of the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland attack that claimed the lives of 17, when students returned to school just over a week after. Some of the dogs also went along with the teens to their proms as a comforting friend.
Due to popular demand, the dogs returned to the school again for the 2018-2019 academic year to be honored with their very own section in the school’s latest yearbook.
We’ve included these cuties in the yearbook 🐾🐾 pic.twitter.com/CZScvAhjCN
— Aerie Yearbook (@AerieYearbook) May 3, 2019
On the special page for the dogs, the school’s 2019 Aerie yearbook features Schooner Davis in a bow tie, Gail Policella, Sophie Levy, Annie Sultenfuss, River Haneski, Grace Goodwill, also known as “therapydogprincess,” and others.
The team at the high school’s yearbook gave the group of 14 dogs two rows after the last page of student photos.
We love that Chief loves his yearbook! Make sure to find him to sign it. ❤ pic.twitter.com/JHw0gjtptH
— Aerie Yearbook (@AerieYearbook) May 14, 2019
Not everything is awful. Thanks @cattibbetts @mrs_lerner for sharing your experience putting together the yearbook for Marjory Stoneman Douglas and for these incredible doggo photos https://t.co/iiKkIukj5c
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 17, 2019
Editor-in-chief Caitlynn Tibbetts and adviser Sarah Lerner of the Aerie Yearbook team said they wanted the yearbook to represent the school in a positive light following the horrific massacre.