October 5, 2014 6:00 pm -

Detroit police say a 38-year-old man got in an argument with a 27-year-old woman inside the American Legion Joe Louis Post, then pulled a gun and fatally shot her in the head before opening fire on a crowd of people.

[su_center_ad]In total, the alleged gunman shot 6 people before fleeing on foot. The suspect was taken into custody and the gun was recovered. The woman died on the scene.

The Detroit Free Press reports the injuries sustained by the suspect:

■A 30-year-old male who was shot in the left foot and listed in temporary serious condition at an area hospital;

■A 41-year-old woman who was shot in the left ankle and listed in temporary serious condition at an area hospital;

■A 23-year-old woman, shot in the right calf, who was listed in temporary serious condition at an area hospital;

■A 28-year-old male was shot in the left calf was treated at the scene and released;

■A 32-year-old woman who was shot, but police did not release detail about where she was shot or whether she was hospitalized.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Man Fatally Shoots Woman In The Head, Opens Fire On Crowd, Wounds 5 Others

  1. Red Eye Robot October 5th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    who will be the first to say “another good guy with a gun” before anyone knows if the shooter was legally in possession of the gun, or was, (probably) a convicted felon who obtained his gun illegally

    • mea_mark October 5th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Since it happened at an American Legion post, without more info I would guess former service member that probably suffers from PTSD. Probably needs help and shouldn’t have had a gun but without good background checks and an attitude that everyone should have a gun …

      • Budda October 5th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        More than likely just someone with a little too much alcohol in their system…

      • Red Eye Robot October 6th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        the hall was rented out, it was not an American Legion function at 2:00 am sunday morning

        • Saint_Augustine October 6th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

          Bullshit, at 2 AM Sunday they wern’t an outside group, they were the regulars. The guy was more than likely drunk and pissed at the woman for rejecting his last call advances.

          • Red Eye Robot October 7th, 2014 at 4:44 am

            you’re a moron, this isn’t a bar it’s a rental hall

    • Carla Akins October 5th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Clearly he’s not a good guy.

    • arc99 October 5th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      doesn’t matter whether or not he was a “good guy”.

      the story underlines the fact that the more guns there are in society, the greater the chances that you will be killed or injured through either malice or negligence.

      more guns do not make us safer.

      • Red Eye Robot October 6th, 2014 at 11:59 am

        Really? There are 3x more guns in society since 1990 and the homicide rate is less than half, There are 11,000,000 more people legally carrying concealed than 1990 and fewer murders

        • Obewon October 6th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

          Reducing gun deaths was 1993’s Assault Weapons Ban endorsed by Reagan & All of then living presidents until GWB’s repeal whereafter gun deaths continued rising to 2011’s 32,163, because guns shoot 22-43 times more friends & family than any intruder.

          1/2 of US households owned guns in the late 1970’s where today just 32% of homes have guns. States with the most guns per capita have the most gun deaths per capita #1 Alaska, etc.

          • Red Eye Robot October 7th, 2014 at 6:04 am

            nobody repealed the AWB it expired. secondly the justice department has acknowledged it had no effect on crime in the US third, the US homicide rate was over 12 per 100,000, it is now about 5.7 per 100,000. Your Bogus “Gun Deaths” numbers include suicide. Guns cause suicide like rain causes drought Canada’s suicide rate is slightly higher than the US but only 15% of Canadians kill themselves with guns. Guns are highly restricted in Japan and handguns non existent yet their suicide rate is 42% higher than the US.

            Saying states that have more guns have more deaths is the height of disingenuousness. It plays games with statistics. 3/4 of Michigan’s homicides were committed in 2 cities with a combined population of about 825,000. for your phony baloney plastic banana statistic to be accurate, those 800,000 people would have to own 3/4 of the guns in Michigan even though they are about 8.5% of the states population. More to the point, Chicago and Houston have similar sized populations, similar median household income. Chicago has strict gun control Houston does not. Chicago’s homicide rate is double Houston’s. Baltimore, A city with some of America’s strictest gun control laws was one of only 2 major cities to see an increase in homicides in 2013.

            as to your contention that fewer people own guns, even if it’s true, SO WHAT
            the argument was that more guns cause more death, there are 3x more guns and fewer deaths. furthermore there are 11,000,000+ more people legally carrying guns. Concealed carry permit holders have a lower rate of all crimes including murder than even police officers.

  2. molly_malone2 October 5th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Guns have become the panacea for twenty-first century ailments.

    Frightened? Paranoid? Somebody insulted you, made you angry? Nobody else’s rights are more important than your right to fatally set them straight with a gun?

    Whatever. Doesn’t matter. Guns are no longer the last resort. Instead, they have morphed into the first response for All Occasions — both real or imaginary.

    • whatthe46 October 5th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      “Guns are no longer the last resort. Instead, they have morphed into the first response for All Occasions — both real or imaginary.” pretty damned frightening.

    • jasperjava October 6th, 2014 at 6:29 am

      What’s the point of having the right to keep and bear arms (never mind the confusing “well-regulated militia” bit) if you can’t shoot random people whenever you damn well please.

      You libs want to restrict my gun rights by telling me who I can and cannot shoot.

  3. tiredoftea October 5th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Nothing stops a drunk with a gun except, uhh, uhhh, I got nothin’! But, hey, while we’re here, thanks NRA for all you do to make guns easy to get, hard to trace and easy to use in bars and restaurants! Your strategy of guns everywhere, for everyone at anytime sure worked well here!

  4. KB723 October 5th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Surprised he was actually ‘Taken into Custody’ I figured he would be long gone, either north or south, not that I am at all into religion by any means….

  5. rg9rts October 6th, 2014 at 6:20 am

    It is going to be a very difficult choice for the NRA this month to name its shooter of the month…so many choices and its only the 6th