Surveillance video shows people running after shooting - New York News

Surveillance video shows people running for cover after shooting at Detroit barbershop

Posted: Updated:
Police on the scene in Detroit at Al's barbershop on Seven Mile Wednesday night Police on the scene in Detroit at Al's barbershop on Seven Mile Wednesday night
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Surveillance video at nearby businesses captured the moments after gunfire erupted inside a barbershop on Seven Mile Road Wednesday just before 6 p.m. Several people can be seen looking over their shoulders and running for cover down the street.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch the video in Fox 2's Taryn Asher's report

Saifur Rahma was working in a business across the street from the barbershop when four men and two children ran to his building for cover. You can see them in the video, locking the door and laying on the ground. Rahma tells Asher he was scared and the kids were crying.

Police say the incident started when two 2004 Impalas, one white and one black in color, pulled into the alley behind Al's Barbershop, and shots were then fired at a truck. Someone inside the barber heard the noise and opened the back door, and that's when the shooter used a high-powered rifle to fire several rounds, police say. As many as 30 people were inside.

Those people are believed to have been illegally gambling, but the shooting was not due to a gambling dispute, as originally thought by police. Police now say the shooting was in retaliation to a recent murder, and the targets of the retaliation were inside the barber. Detroit Police Chief James Craig calls it an "ongoing feud."

The gunfire struck nine people; three of those people have died. They are Joezelle Williams, 61; his stepson Kevin Perryman, 40; and his cousin Bryian Williams, 29. Police do not know if these men were the intended victims or victims caught in the crowd.

"The patriarch of our family is gone, for something that's totally senseless and it does not make any sense," says Brandie Davis. She was the fiance of Bryian Williams.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from the family of the victims in Asher's report

Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of five thousand dollars for information about this crime that leads to an arrest. If you have that information call 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). You will remain anonymous.

Police do have one person in custody they are calling a "person of interest." He was arrested in Rochester Wednesday night on an unrelated felonious assault charge.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Manhattan restaurant proactive on food allergens

    Manhattan restaurant proactive on food allergens

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:48:47 GMT
    From the St. Louis spare to a rack of beef, ribs are the specialty for Chef Eddie Montalvo at Blue Smoke Restaurant in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan. While the ribs are smoked for flavor, they are cooked gluten- and nut-free. The restaurant pays special attention to food allergies. Sloan Miller, president of Allergic Girl Resources, says 15 million Americans have a diagnosed food allergy. Eight foods typically set off reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, dairy, egg, an...
    From the St. Louis spare to a rack of beef, ribs are the specialty for Chef Eddie Montalvo at Blue Smoke Restaurant in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan. While the ribs are smoked for flavor, they are cooked gluten- and nut-free. The restaurant pays special attention to food allergies. Sloan Miller, president of Allergic Girl Resources, says 15 million Americans have a diagnosed food allergy. Eight foods typically set off reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, dairy, egg, an...
  • Wineries flourish in Brooklyn

    Wineries flourish in Brooklyn

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:34:04 GMT
    Hundreds of oak barrels of wine are all stacked in one room. You might think this is Napa, California. But it's not. It's the Brooklyn Winery, located in what was once an old pickle factory in Williamsburg. Refrigerated grapes are brought in from the North Fork of Long Island and from the Finger Lakes and then aged in barrels. These days urban wineries are becoming more popular, and they're popping up all over the borough.
    Hundreds of oak barrels of wine are all stacked in one room. You might think this is Napa, California. But it's not. It's the Brooklyn Winery, located in what was once an old pickle factory in Williamsburg. Refrigerated grapes are brought in from the North Fork of Long Island and from the Finger Lakes and then aged in barrels. These days urban wineries are becoming more popular, and they're popping up all over the borough.
  • NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:30:41 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices