Dispute over profanity leads to man being shot multiple times at bus stop

Shooter identifies himself as retired police officer


DETROIT – A dispute over profanity led to a man being shot multiple times at a bus stop, Detroit police said.

The incident happened along Woodward Avenue near the old State Fairgrounds in Detroit.

Police said an older man who was with his daughter and granddaughter got into an argument on a DDOT bus with a 29-year-old man about using profanity and being disrespectful.

The two got off at the same bus stop, where the argument continued. Witnesses said the older man pulled out a gun and opened fire several times, hitting the younger man.

The victim was taken to Henry Ford Hospital and is in serious condition, police said.

Police said the man who opened fire called 911 to report the shooting and identified himself as a retired police officer. Detroit police are searching for him.

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