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Business owner reacts to string of violence in Greektown

Posted at 6:38 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 18:38:53-04

Some business owners and their managers say the string of violence in Greektown has left them frustrated, hoping for more police and security on the street. 

"We would like to think that things are going to move forward and this is not the start of a bad summer," said John Smith who owns Sports Mania Detroit on the corner of Monroe and Beaubien. "It was a good weekend until 1:00 this morning."

Detroit Police say four men were shot early Tuesday morning after an argument ended in gunfire in a parking lot near the corner of Monroe and Brush.

Late Saturday night, Detroit Police say two men opened fire on Beaubien near Lafayette. No one was injured and police say they arrested both shooters.

And it was early Monday morning that men in two different groups opened fire on each other in a parking lot near Brush and Larned. No one was injured and there were no arrests, but police say they recovered three weapons.

"We were disappointed to hear about this weekend’s shootings," said John Warner, Director of Neighborhood Development for the Greektown Preservation Society in a statement to 7 Action News. "The Greektown Preservation Society continues to work closely with the Detroit Police Department as a part of Project Green Light, which was instrumental in DPD’s quick response to the incident."

Click on the video to see Kimberly Craig's report.