DETROIT – Michigan State Police are trying to find out who fired shots into a car early Friday morning, striking a man on the Lodge freeway.
Police said two men who had just left their jobs at a downtown nightclub were in a car in the northbound lanes, north of Davison, at about 3 a.m. when the gunfire erupted.
Michigan State Police Deputy Sgt. David Robertson said the shots came from a gold Chevrolet Malibu.
"Pulled up to the right passenger side, shot eight or nine rounds into the vehicle, striking him twice," Robertson said.
The driver of the car that was hit drove his wounded passenger to Sinai-Grace Hospital for treatment.
Deputy Sgt. David Robertson said the shooting did not appear to be related to road rage or anything to do with the victim's work.
"They reported no problems prior to this, no issues at all, so there is no evidence to say it had anything to do with their employment," Robertson said.
Warren Owens is a Detroit resident who drives the Lodge daily. He said the shooting worries him.
"It concerns me. It makes me want to take another route and also concerns me on a bigger scale of safety in the city," Owens said.
Police plan to study the car that was hit next week to analyze bullet casings inside the car to learn what type of gun was used. Investigators are also hoping witnesses will come forward to help them with their investigation.