"It was the most security ever at a fireworks."
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is still in disbelief that a woman is dead after being shot Wednesday at the Adado Riverfront Park fireworks show.
Twice as many cops were at Adado as last year, screening every single person. But still, a tragedy happened for the second year in a row. Last year, a woman was seriously burned by a M-80 firework which a man tossed near her.
"Obviously we're concerned, but this is pretty much a fluke, freak accident," continued Bernero.
Captain Daryl Green of the Lansing Police says at this point, they have no reason to believe this 34-year-old woman was being targeted: "The preliminary finding of this investigation suggests that the person responsible, that had the weapon, more than likely fired that weapon outside of the park."
Although police are still investigating if she was shot on purpose, they are also taking a close look at all the calls they took that night, reporting shots fired.
"The detective bureau is investigating all those complaints that came in, and we're sending detectives out to talk to the callers," said Green.
He says it's likely a stray bullet, fired by someone carelessly celebrating Independence Day, hit her at random.
But even if that's the case, police and the Mayor have already come up with a plan to add security to Common Ground beginning at Adado Monday.
"We'll have the majority of our police department working throughout the Common Ground week," said Green.
"It's all hands on deck," said Bernero. "I think Common Ground has a great track record in safety and I think that will continue."
Both promising they're doing everything they can to make sure the festival is as safe as possible.
Since this could be the result of a stray bullet, police are asking anyone who noticed anyone firing a gun anywhere in Lansing Wednesday evening, to give them a call. You can leave your tips anonymously.