DETROIT, Mich., July 7, 2024 — A mass shooting occurred early this morning on Detroit’s east side, leaving 2 dead and 19 wounded. In response to the shooting, state Rep. Mai Xiong (D-Warren), who represents the district in which the incident took place, issued the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened and heartbroken by the recent shooting near Detroit’s northeast side. My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence. During what should have been a joyous celebration during Independence Day weekend, we are instead faced with a devastating reminder that gun violence is hitting too close to home, right in our own backyards.

“As a community, we should be coming together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the liberties we cherish, not living in fear of such tragedies. This incident underscores the urgent need to address gun violence and work towards creating a safer environment for all.

“We must unite and take meaningful action to prevent these occurrences. Together, we can and must find solutions to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe havens where families can thrive without fear. Let us honor the victims by committing to this vital cause and working tirelessly to bring about change.

“Michigan State Police is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.”