Execution-style shooting leaves four dead in east Detroit home, police say

Detroit, Mich. came in third as the nation's most dangerous city, according to the study by CQ Press. The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI.
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(CBS/AP) DETROIT - Three men and a woman were found shot to death in a Detroit home, police said Wednesday.

Officers found the bodies Tuesday night in a home in an east-side neighborhood, Detroit police Sgt. Eren Stephens said. Police did not disclose the names of those killed, in which house they were found or whether they had any suspects.

According to CBS Detroit, the victims were shot execution style. A woman who notified police about the slayings told the station that there had been an apparent drug raid at the house earlier in the day, but police wouldn't comment on that.

Stephens said more would be known about the victims and how they died once the medical examiner's officer performed autopsies.

Resident Carla Collins says she recently helped start a neighborhood watch group due to the rise in suspicious activity in the area.

The deaths come after Detroit authorities reported that killings are on the rise, with the city eclipsing last year's murder total in less than 11 months. Later Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing plans to announce a major public safety initiative.