Nightside Report April 22: Man wanted in connection to 2 shootings leads Detroit police on chase, How Michigan’s current COVID surge compares to the winter surge

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Local 4 News at 5 -- April 22, 2021
Local 4 News at 5 -- April 22, 2021

Man who hurt 5 people in 2 shootings leads Detroit police on chase, crashes into tree

DETROIT – A man wanted for injuring five people in two separate shootings over the weekend led Detroit police on a chase Thursday before crashing into a tree, officials said.

The first shooting linked to the police chase suspect happened around 2:10 p.m. Saturday (April 17) in the 3800 block of Bewick Street on Detroit’s east side, according to authorities.

Multiple gunshots were fired, and two men -- 26 and 44 years old -- were struck by bullets, police said.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 809,591; Death toll now at 17,139

Metro Detroit weather: Wet weekend before temperatures ramp up

Temperatures are on their way up, and we can finally see some 70s down the road. But we have to get through a wet weekend first.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A human skeleton was found Thursday on a couch inside a vacant Detroit home, police said. Click here to read more.
  • Spencer Johnson with the Safe and Secure Project said he wants to teach both adults and children about gun safety through a new class. Click here to read more.
  • A new report from the Michigan State Police claims state Representative Jewell Jones threatened to call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during his April 6 arrest on I-96. Click here to read more.
  • A Wayne County judge hopes to inspire a younger generation of Arab American women and she’s leading by example. Click here to read more. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

How Michigan’s current COVID surge compares to the winter surge

The state of Michigan did not offer a briefing this week on its latest COVID-19 data, but Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge dug through the latest numbers to see what they reveal about where we are and where we might be heading.

The reported daily new cases and deaths have been decreasing over the past few days, but the latest COVID data update from the state Thursday confirmed what everyone on the frontline can feel: COVID-related hospitalizations are still a serious issue.

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New plan aims to bring mobile vaccine clinics to Detroit neighborhoods

The new cases of COVID-19 in Michigan seem to be leveling off over the past few days.

300,000 vaccine doses are headed to Michigan, putting Michigan totals at 8.3 million doses. More than 6 million doses have been administered.

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