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3 dead after shooting in Detroit barbershop

Police gathered outside the shooting scene late Wednesday.

Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP

Police gathered outside the shooting scene late Wednesday.

DETROIT — Three people died in the aftermath of a Wednesday night shooting at a city barbership known for gambling. Several other people were wounded.

Sgt. Mike Woody told The Associated Press on Thursday morning the third person died at a hospital, but he didn’t immediately have additional details.

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Shots erupted late Wednesday outside Al’s Barber Shop on the city’s east side.

The barbershop is known for gambling but it’s not clear whether that had anything to do with the gunfire, police say.

Police earlier said 10 people had been struck, including two who were inside the shop and died. Woody said Thursday morning the total shot was nine.

A news conference is planned for later Thursday.

Police Chief James Craig earlier said officers are ‘‘not sure if this was over a bad debt.’’ Police have been looking for at least two people believed to have carried out the shooting.

Shots erupted Wednesday evening outside Al’s Barber Shop on the city’s east side, and in the end, 10 people had been struck including the two who were inside the shop and died, police said.

Associated Press writer David N. Goodman contributed to this report.
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