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Flint gunshot tally 12 in one night; none fatal

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  1. LaVere

    LaVere Member

    Jul 10, 2003
    Flint gunshot tally 12 in one night; none fatal
    Posted by Shantell M. Kirkendoll June 16, 2007 22:03PM
    Categories: Breaking News, Crime, Flint

    Flint -- Police are looking for more than one shooter after a melee Saturday morning on Clio Road ended with crowds scattering and nine people wounded by gunfire.

    Police said injuries were serious to critical, but none appeared to be life-threatening. Elsewhere in Flint, three other people were shot and wounded in two separate shootings.

    "Once the shots started, people were running like crazy," Moyce Campbell, 33, said early Saturday as she and others gathered near the site of the Clio Road shooting. "It was empty in a minute."

    Police said a person driving a white sport utility vehicle in the 4100 block of Clio was approached by two people who had been standing just off the road in front of a business. They exchanged gunfire.

    The rash of gunplay does nothing to counter claims that Flint is the most violent city in the nation.

    "With that many victims, it was one of the department's busiest nights," said Flint Police Sgt. Michael Angus.

    City emergency rooms could barely keep up and reached capacity by 3 a.m.

    Police have plenty of work ahead as they try to determine why shots erupted into the crowd along Clio Road estimated at 700 to 1,000, he said. So far, police have no leads or witnesses.

    It was a wild scene before and after the shootings, said Campbell.

    "It was super, super packed," she said. "People were showing off cars, hanging out of sunroofs. You couldn't do anything but inch along."

    Police reported the shooting at 2:14 a.m.

    Earlier in the evening, as is common on summer weekends, people were hanging out along the section of Clio Road north of W. Pasadena Avenue known as "the strip."

    A small nightclub near the scene closed at 2 a.m., but people are known to converge on Clio Road from all over the city.

    Because of the number of victims, people suspect more than one shooter was involved. They are asking for the public's help with the investigation by calling (810) 237-6801.

    Flint police are also investigating a shooting at 12th Avenue and N. Saginaw Street in which two people were wounded, and a shooting on the 1000 block of Stockton Street wounding one person.

    The city's top trauma center, at Hurley, needed a breather and diverted incoming ambulance traffic for a couple of hours, said a hospital spokeswoman.

    "Our emergency department was at capacity," said Hurley's Christie White.

    Police also are looking for information about a shooting reported late Thursday at 3701 Marvin St. A woman was found shot multiple times and was reported in critical condition at Hurley Medical Center. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jay Parker at (810) 237-6906.

    A recent issue of Time magazine ranked Flint the nation's most violent city last year, based on federal crime numbers. Flint police said in the first three months of this year, violent crime decreased compared to 2006.

  2. eric_t12

    eric_t12 Member

    May 18, 2007
    i'm sure it was the gun's fault. i can't believe that 'fact' hasn't been 'reported' yet.

    prolly those useless-for-hunting high-capacity semi-automatic assault-weapons!
  3. jselvy

    jselvy member

    May 19, 2007
    It certainly is the guns fault that out of 12 shots on target none were fatal.

  4. Trip20

    Trip20 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Darned 9mm's ain't good for nuthin'... :D :neener: :)
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