On today’s date at 0048 hrs, Metro and South Patrol officers were called to 5614 E. 87 (Banquet Hall), to assist security in closing down a party at that location. At 0059 hrs, a large number of shots were fired in the parking lot and in the adjoining parking lot of 8600 Hillcrest lot.
One black female and five black males were shot in this incident, while the parking lots were crowded with people going to there cars. Several officers witnessed part of the shooting and arrested one black male shooter who dropped his pistol while attempting to escape. The weapon was also recovered. Three other black males, who were with the shooter, were also held for questioning.
The six victims were transported to area hospital for treatment. One of the males died at the hospital from a gun shot wound to the head.