Police: Freeway shootings took place within minutes
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.
Michigan State Police search Interstate 94 for evidence following an early-morning shooting, one of three reported Thursday.