Nightside Report Feb. 19, 2021: Man crashes car into Detroit gas station after fatally wounded in drive-by shooting, Family of victim in Oakland County Child Killer case speaks out 45 years later

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Deadly gas station shooting caught on camera on Detroit's east side

Man crashes car into Detroit gas station after fatally wounded in drive-by shooting

DETROIT – Police are looking for a man who was caught on video firing several shots into another vehicle outside a gas station, killing the driver of the vehicle on Friday morning.

According to Detroit police, the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver Ford Fusion parked at a gas pump in the 10600 block of E. Outer Drive.

At about 11:20 a.m., an unknown man in the rear passenger seat of a light colored, older model Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe pulled up to the Ford Fusion and fired multiple shots into the vehicle. Police said the Chevrolet drove away after shooting at the vehicle, but then returned and fired several more shots into the Ford Fusion, fatally wounding the man, whose identity is unknown.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 579,284; Death toll now at 15,296

Metro Detroit weather: On-and-off snow showers Friday evening

Cloudy skies with snow showers are still around at the start of Friday evening. Surfaces get slippery again. It becomes much colder later Friday night. Sunshine will return Saturday, followed by some snow by the end of Sunday. That said, some thawing is still due to arrive next week.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Between 1976 and 1977 someone killed at least four children in Oakland County, Michigan. Click here to read more.
  • An 81-year-old woman in Westland with health issues has been unable to get her COVID-19 vaccine shot. Click here to read more.
  • A flight carrying some very special cargo landed Friday afternoon at Willow Run Airport. Click here to read more.
  • Andrea Shaw grew up in Detroit and through years of training, she made it to the summit in the world of bodybuilding. Click here to read more.

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Biden outlines plan to ramp up US vaccine rollout while at Michigan Pfizer facility

During his first visit to Michigan since elected president, Joe Biden toured the Pfizer manufacturing site in Kalamazoo County Friday, thanking all employees during his live remarks for their effort to help vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus.

Biden’s praise comes as drug company Pfizer is launching its new “Project Light Speed” in an effort to more quickly and efficiently produce and distribute COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, who delivered remarks to the nation ahead of Biden Friday, outlined the company’s goals for production in the coming weeks.

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Michigan basketball reschedules Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa games following shutdown

Michigan basketball has rescheduled home games against Michigan State, Illinois and Iowa after several matchups were postponed by a three-week pause.

The Wolverines postponed five games after state officials forced the U of M athletic department to completely shut down for two weeks. Michigan ended up going 23 days without playing a game.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.