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Minivan full of children sprayed with bullets on street in Inkster

Driver, 39, shot in buttocks; 4 children unharmed

INKSTER, Mich. – A minivan carrying a woman and four children was sprayed with bullets late Thursday night in an Inkster neighborhood, Michigan State Police said.

Police said the Lashawn Johnson, 39, was pulled over at about 10:45 p.m. by an officer after she drove through a stop sign at Princeton and Beech Daly streets. Johnson told the officer she had been shot in the buttocks but none of the children, whose ages range from 5 to 17, had been hurt when the gunfire happened nearby at John Daly and Bayham streets.

Johnson was simply running to McDonald's. On her way home, she saw three men in hooded sweatshirts standing in the intersection. She honked the horn and as she drove by they started shooting. At first she thought that they were throwing rocks at the minivan.

There were multiple bullet holes on the driver's side of the minivan.

The woman was taken to Beaumont Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, where she is listed in stable condition. She was released Friday afternoon.

Police haven't released detailed descriptions of the three men, but said it appears the shooting was random.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information on the three men who were involved is asked to call Michigan State Police at 855-642-4847, or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP.