- The Washington Times - Monday, May 5, 2014

A Cinco de Mayo parade in Detroit on Sunday was cut short by a shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead.

Authorities said the shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m., the Detroit Free Press reported. The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

“We’re not certain of the circumstances,” Detroit police Officer Adam Madera told the Free Press. “There apparently was an argument between the victim and the suspect’s family, which escalated to the shooting.”


A witness said people in the crowd heard the gun blast and quickly surrounded the victim. The teen was loaded into a police squad car and taken to the hospital, while officials on a nearby fire truck blasted the blood off the street with a fire hose, the Free Press reported.

The parade has been held for 50 years and usually draws a crowd of about 30,000.