“They don’t care how old you are,” a neighbor told me. “Death means nothing to them.”
With roughly 215 murders so far this year, the city is on pace to eclipse homicides in each of the past three years.
A 26-year-old woman was minding her own business at a park on Detroit’s east side Wednesday afternoon when shots rang and struck her while a group of men was arguing.
Now some are questioning whether the victims’ fate would have been different if the closest rigs – Engine 47 and Ladder 30 – weren’t out of service, which has become a grave and growing problem.