DETROIT — They were playing dice inside Al’s Place Barber Shop on the city’s east side whengunfire rang out Wednesday evening.
Someone opened the door.
As bullets came in, many of the people who were gathered inside ran for their lives, taking cover at nearby businesses, including a party store across the street.
When it was over, 10 people had been shot — at least two fatally — a particularly bloody scene in a city well-known for its rampant shootings. It served as another reminder of the violence in Detroit, second only to Flint nationally in homicide and violent crime rates, at a time when elected leaders and others are focusing on ways to reduce the bloodshed that’s all too common in many neighborhoods.
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