Police arrest 16-year-old for Noel Night shooting

Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect of The Noel Night shooting that left four teens wounded.

"Two groups met up, there was some pushing and shoving and then some gunfire," Craig said at a press conference at police headquarters.

He said a police investigation found that the shooting involved students from East English Village High School and related to a fight that had occurred previously at a championship football game at Ford Field, Thanksgiving weekend.

Chief Craig also noted that when Detroit police arrived at the scene they saw "literally hundreds of unsupervised youth."

"Is this unique to Detroit? No, it's not," he said. "When we have large numbers of youth gathered sometimes there are fights unfortunately in this incident there was a shooting." 

Chief Craig on possibly imposing a curfew

"Part of imposing a curfew is keeping young people safe. We've never done that but it may be a recommendation going forward," he said, later adding, "Adult supervision was lacking to be candid."

Noel Night had been running in Detroit for 45 years without any serious incidents until this past Saturday. 

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