Nightside Report Oct. 19, 2021: Police search for gunmen who murdered couple at Detroit gas station, Some Metro Detroit school districts cutting bus routes amid driver shortage

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Police seek 2 gunmen who ambushed, murdered young couple sitting at Detroit gas station

DETROIT – Police are searching for two gunmen who ambushed and murdered a young couple sitting in their car at a Detroit gas station.

The shooting happened around 8:40 p.m. Monday (Oct. 18) at the Marathon gas station on West Warren Avenue near the Southfield Freeway on Detroit’s west side, according to authorities.

Detroit police released video that shows two men ambushing a couple who were sitting inside a car at a gas pump. Police believe there is one piece of evidence that can lead to the arrest of the shooters.

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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know Oct. 19, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: Another fabulous October day

What a gorgeous day. Everything is playing out perfectly, with abundant sunshine and southwest winds pushing temperatures into the low to mid-70s (21 to 22 degrees Celsius) across the area.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Worker shortages are creating a threat to in-person learning as school districts across the nation struggle to get students to school because of a bus driver shortage. Click here to read more.
  • A student at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills was critically injured Monday when a car driven by another student struck her while she was crossing the road, police said. Click here to read more.
  • A close knit community of faith in Hart, Michigan has been holding special prayer meetings since a group of missionaries was kidnapped in Haiti. Click here to read more.
  • Clinton Township has a new top cop and it is a real first. Chief Dina Caringi is now the township’s first female police chief. Decades of hard work helped get her to this point. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands.

The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots and follows the OK for a third dose for the Pfizer vaccine for many Americans last month. The move was previewed Tuesday by a U.S. health official familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement.

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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.