Gunfight at Warren house party leaves four injured

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published July 23, 2020

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WARREN — A large gathering at a home near Nine Mile and Schoenherr roads ended in violence late July 22, leaving four people with gunshot wounds and Warren police searching for suspects. 

“This was a house party, apparently a birthday party,” Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said at press time July 23. “We got the call at about 10:45 p.m. last night.”

Dwyer said units were dispatched to the scene of a shooting at a party in the 23200 block of Lawson Avenue with more than 100 people in attendance, where four people were hit by gunfire.

“It appears there was a group of men in the backyard. Allegedly one pulled a gun out,” Dwyer said. “At that point there were a number of other men reportedly seen, four or five, all armed and all shooting at each other.”

Police believe at least 20-30 shots were fired, and maybe more. Dwyer said detectives continue to investigate reports that the suspects continued to shoot from their vehicles as they fled the block. 

The victims range in age from 26 to 30 and were taken to hospitals in Detroit or Warren. None of the wounds were considered life-threatening. 

The victims were not considered suspects at press time, but Dwyer noted that the investigation remained ongoing.

“We are interviewing the four who were taken to the hospital to get more information,” Dwyer said.