A dispute over a pizza that was mistakenly delivered to a Detroit home sparked a gun battle that wounded five people on Thursday night.
According to sources, a pizza order was placed to a house on Penrod near Schoolcraft and the Southfield Freeway. But the pizza was sent to the wrong address, where the occupants ate it without knowing it was not theirs.
The customers who had ordered the pizza went to confront their neighbors who had consumed their food, and a heated argument escalated into gunfire.
About 30 shots were exchanged during the clash, and five people, including two 14-year-old boys, were injured.
One of the teens suffered a gunshot wound to his face, while the other was hit in his abdomen. A 31-year-old man was also shot in his face, neck, and leg, a 32-year-old man was shot in his leg, and an 18-year-old man was shot in his hand. All victims are in stable condition.
Quincy Smith, with Ceasefire Detroit, said: “We had parents showing up in tears not knowing if their child was safe. The community needs to understand this isn’t normal. We shouldn’t get used to hearing a 14-year-old is dead, a 14-year-old got killed, a 14-year-old got shot.”
Police took ten people into custody at the scene, including several teens. All but one man were released. Police say one of the victims who was shot may have been a shooter.