One dead, 9 injured after gunman opens fire at US block party

ONE person has been killed and at least another nine people injured after a man wielding a shotgun reportedly opened fire at a block party in the US.

According to The Detroit Free Press, the gunman opened fire on up to 500 people, including children, on a basketball court in Detroit on Saturday night.

At least one person was killed with up to another nine others injured, including at least three women and three men.


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“There were little kids and strollers…it was a party…it’s a miracle no kids were shot,” one responding officer told reporters.

One of the injured men is reported to be in a critical condition, while at least two others are being treated for “serious injuries”.

The block has been cordoned off and scores of detectives remain at the scene trying to piece together the events leading up to the shooting.

There is no further information available.