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Carjackers shoot victim at Detroit gas station

Surveillance video shows the violent carjacking on Detroit's west side

Irvine was shot twice -- in the stomach and arm. Somehow he was able to run back into the store and kept talking on his cellphone.
Irvine was shot twice -- in the stomach and arm. Somehow he was able to run back into the store and kept talking on his cellphone.

DETROIT – Dwayne Irvine pulled up to the pump at Greenfield Road and Schoolcraft just after 4 a.m. Friday.

The 26-year-old left the car running and went inside to buy a drink. He saw two men jumping into his SUV and ran outside.

Irvine was shot twice -- in the stomach and arm. Somehow he was able to run back into the store and kept talking on his cellphone.

The Valero gas station clerk called 911.After a few moments, Irvine dropped to the floor and lost consciousness.

Frantic loved ones arrived at the gas station and tried to comfort Irvine as they waited for the ambulance.

Former Detroit police chief Ralph Godbee is Irvine's godfather. He watched the disturbing surveillance video.

"The prognosis of him getting off the table when he went in there was not likely. The fact that he made it through surgery, I mean, we're very grateful for that. But now the next 48, 72 hours, the next week, these are the critical times to see how his body responds," said Godbee. "They had the car. And then to shoot him on top of that, it's just ... it's reprehensible to think that there could be that lack of concern about human life."

Detroit police are looking for two men and that 2005 silver Ford Escape.

"That's my little brother ... I just can't believe somebody would do that," said Terrell Irvine.

Dwayne Irvine is in critical but stable condition.


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