15 people were shot in about 24 hours this past weekend in Detroit. 7 of them died.
The bloody day has police and city officials scurrying to find ways to combat surging gun violence.
Overall, violent crime is down in Detroit this year. But that’s been overshadowed by a spike in homicides—more than 220 already. That’s almost one every day. The vast majority are shootings, and most of the victims and perpetrators are young men.
Two Detroit residents active in community policing agree the violence stems fundamental problems in the city’s broken communities.