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Owosso mayor gives first-hand account of DIA shooting

Owosso Mayor Chris Eveleth says he’s still in shock following a double shooting at the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Photo Credit: Carsten Strand){ }

OWOSSO, Mich. --Owosso Mayor Chris Eveleth says he’s still in shock following a double shooting at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“I don’t think it’s absorbed yet,” says Eveleth.

He described the shooting as being horrifying.

“I truly thought I was dead tonight,” said Eveleth.

He was trapped with a group of people in the café of the DIA under a table.

“We were sitting ducks. People were running and screaming,” said Eveleth.

He said that once they got outside, people were relieved and started hugging, but then more shots rang out.

Eveleth says that following the shooting, sitting in a crowded restaurant won’t be the same for him.

In addition, he aims to do whatever to keep his community safe going forward.

“I’m a mayor of a small city and nothing like the shooting in Detroit happens there. Anything I can think of I’ll do.”

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