Police investigating after 3 teens shot at football game in Detroit

Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 15:15:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Three teenagers were shot while playing a game of football Sunday on Detroit's west side.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the area of Boston and Martindale, Detroit Police told 7 Action News. The victims -- one 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds -- are in stable condition at a local hospital.

According to Interim Police Chief James White, there were hundreds of people at the game and two groups fired at each other.

Two adults and four minors were detained, and two guns were recovered at the scene.

“Very unfortunate and unnecessary situation," White said.

DPD is still investigating the incident and is looking for a brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, with a license plate of EZK 8554. If you see that vehicle, please call police.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story cited police saying it was a Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) game, but PAL officials said it did not happen at a Detroit PAL-sanctioned game. The Westside Cubs are not affiliated with PAL.