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Mother of teen shot during Noel Night eager to see a curfew enforced

Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 17:53:06-05

"He said everybody was just running," the mother of a 19-year-old who was shot during Noel Night told 7 Action News about the chaos that erupted Saturday night as people tried to escape the gunfire in Detroit's Midtown.

The woman, who does not want to be identified, says her son didn't realize he'd been shot until after he got on a bus to get away from the mayhem and head home with several of his friends.

On Monday, Detroit Police announced that a 16-year-old was under arrest in the shooting that injured the 19-year-old and three younger teenagers.

All of the victims are continuing to recover.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters that the chaos began outside the Michigan Science Center the Detroit Institute of Arts when two groups of teenagers from East English Village High School in Detroit began to push and shove each other.

Craig says the two groups had gotten into a dispute earlier at Ford Field.

Chief Craig says it's time to consider enforcing a curfew for teens, similar to the curfew used during the fireworks.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the case against the 16-year-old suspected shooter. A decision on possible charges is expected by the end of the week.