Po­lice: Free­way shoot­ings took place within min­utes

The Detroit News - - Front Page - BY JAMES DAVID DICK­SON AND NICQUEL TERRY The Detroit News jdick­son@de­troit­news.com

Detroit — Po­lice be­lieve the same sus­pect might be re­spon­si­ble for three free­way shoot­ings in the city early Thurs­day.

State po­lice be­lieve the sus­pect was driving a gray or sil­ver sedan in two of the in­ci­dents.

“At this time, there is no relationship be­tween any of the vic­tims; how­ever, with the lo­ca­tions of these shoot­ings and the up­dated time­lines, de­tec­tives are treat­ing all three in­ci­dents hav­ing the same sus­pect(s),” Lt. Mike Shaw said in a state­ment.

One in­ci­dent took place on the city’s east side, the oth­ers on the west side. Michi­gan State Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate crimes on Michi­gan free­ways.

At 2:40 a.m., on west­bound In­ter­state 94 near Gra­tiot, on the city’s east side, a man from Ch­ester­field Town­ship was driving to work when a ve­hi­cle pulled along­side and shots were fired.

He was struck in the leg but was able to exit the free­way and go to a gas sta­tion, where he called po­lice. He has since been treated and re­leased.

De­spite clos­ing the free­way for 90 min­utes to search for ev­i­dence, none was found.

At 2:57 a.m., a man from Northville was headed home from work west­bound on In­ter­state 96 near Dav­i­son when a light-col­ored ve­hi­cle, pos­si­bly a sil­ver Chevy Im­pala, pulled along­side and shots were fired.

The man wasn’t hit; his ve­hi­cle was. He pulled over and called 911. Po­lice closed part of the free­way for about an hour and re­cov­ered two shell cas­ings.

An­other man re­ported shots were fired at his ve­hi­cle about the same time at I-96 and Liver­nois.

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Michi­gan State Po­lice

Michi­gan State Po­lice search In­ter­state 94 for ev­i­dence fol­low­ing an early-morn­ing shoot­ing, one of three re­ported Thurs­day.

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