Monday, May 14, 2012

Not Much Good Happens In Pontiac After Midnight

The Detroit Free Press: Pontiac party bus shooting claims life of young Detroit mom on Mother's Day

What was supposed to be a fun night out with girlfriends for a young Detroit mother ended in tragedy in Pontiac early on Mother's Day, leaving her family hoping for an arrest.

Shuntrice Sylvester, 19, was on her way home, sitting on a party bus outside of Porky's nightclub just after 2 a.m. Sunday when she was shot and killed, her father, Markell Smiles, said today. Also killed was Anthony Ellis, 28, another passenger on the bus.

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Investigators say a 30-year-old Clinton Township man was standing outside the party bus at Kennett and Baldwin when a black man about 6-feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and with braided hair, a red shirt, black jeans and a gun, demanded cash and the victim's Cartier glasses.

When people on the bus started to yell, he shot into the party bus, killing Ellis and Sylvester. None of the other 17 people on the bus were injured.

Sylvester, who attended Pershing High School, got her GED so she could care for her baby, Shunjuarel, now 1 1/2 years old, said her father.

Partying in Pontiac at 2 am is typically not the best thing to be doing on Mother's Day, or any other day for that matter. What is a 19 year old with a 1 and a half year old baby is doing out partying at 2 am on a Sunday anyways? Highly unfortunate that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and a thug nearby that just started randomly shooting at the bus.

What a waste.

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