DETROIT -

Detroit police say a passenger riding in a car on Saturday, shot the driver of the vehicle who then crossed the center line and struck a pedestrian.

Police said two men in a BMW were going north on Gratiot Avenue when the car suddenly crossed over into the southbound lanes near Seneca and hit a 56-year-old man who was crossing the street.

He was dragged for several feet until the car came to a stop in a field.

Police say the armed passenger got out of the car and fled. Investigators are seeking public help in finding him.

The shooting and crash happened about 3 p.m. Saturday on Detroit's east side.

The driver inside the car suffered a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.

The man who was hit by the car is also in critical condition.

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