Three teens shot during Noel Night festivities in Detroit, police say

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Three teenagers were shot outside of the Detroit Institute of Arts Saturday night during Noel Night festivities in Midtown Detroit, police said.

It happened at about 7:45 p.m. in the area of Farnsworth Street and John R Street in Detroit.

Police said the victims are a 17-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. All three victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspect information is available at this time, police added. Wayne State University announced a campus-wide lockdown as a precaution.

Noel Night is an annual holiday celebration in Midtown Detroit, featuring holiday shopping, family activities and performances. More than 100 venues participate, according to organizers.

The event was shut down early due to the shooting, police said.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said they did not expect Noel Night festivities to get out of hand.

"We planned for it, unfortunately we didn't think this senseless violence would happen at this event," Craig said. "But we do staff for it."

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