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Published on June 16, 2024
6 Wounded in Lathrup Village House Party Shooting, Suspect Still at LargeSource: Google Street View

Early Saturday morning, a shooting incident at a house party in Lathrup Village, Michigan, resulted in six individuals being shot and hospitalized. As reported by FOX 2 Detroit, the violence took place near Southfield Road and Ten Mile Road, specifically in the block of Margate, around 12:30 a.m.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office disclosed that, among the victims, two suffered critical injuries while the other four sustained non-life-threatening injuries. "The shooting happened at around midnight at a home on Margate Ave. near the intersection of Southfield and Lincoln Drive," the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department told . Neighbors conveyed to media outlets that there had been a party at the residence during the time of the incident. Yet, a suspect has not been apprehended, and the investigation continues amidst a backdrop of community shock and anxiety.

Adding to the context, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reported that the victims were predominantly young people, in their teens and early 20s. In a scene described by a local resident, "It was just chaos around here, the police were here, I heard screaming and crying from the people next door," Eugene Smith told WXYZ-TV. "It was just like a scene out of a movie."

Details surrounding the event are still unfolding as police piece together the narrative of what transpired. In the meantime, information has been limited, and an aura of concern envelops the Lathrup Village community, as no arrests have been made. Gathering information from law enforcement and witnesses, multiple news outlets are working to deliver ongoing updates and bring the public the latest developments. For further details, the public can refer to statements from local residents and official updates as covered by Detroit Free Press and other news sources.