Man fires on crowd during fireworks

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Authorities and witnesses say a man fired gunshots hurting at least two people in a suburban Detroit neighborhood as fireworks were being set off, leading to a hours-long standoff with police.

Police and residents in St. Clair Shores say the man fired into a crowd Thursday evening and hit a 12-year-old in the arm and woman in her 60s in her calf. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

Neighbors say the man threatened children, who had been playing with sparklers on Independence Day.

Officers surrounded a home where the man had been. Police say shots have been fired at officers as well as robots they deployed to get into the home.

Police remained on the scene Friday and told neighbors to stay in their homes. The man’s condition wasn’t immediately known.