Michigan State Police investigate possible freeway shooting in Harper Woods

One person injured, taken to local hospital

State police respond to possible freeway shooting in Harper Woods.

HARPER WOODS, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a possible freeway shooting on Interstate 94 Wednesday in Harper Woods.

An investigation revealed that MSP received a 911 call at about 3:05 p.m. about a possible freeway shooting on I-94 near Eight Mile Road. A red vehicle was seen leaving the area.

State police’s Special Investigation Section detectives responded to the intersection of Roscommon Street and Peerless Avenue, where witnesses reported seeing a male driver exit a red vehicle at the intersection and ran from the scene. A passenger, who suffered a single gunshot wound, was still in the vehicle.

The passenger was taken to a hospital and listed in serious condition.

The male driver is in police custody and one firearm has been recovered. Police said a second unknown vehicle was involved in the shooting.

Two different caliber shell casings were recovered.

The motive of the incident is unknown.

I-94 westbound at 10 Mile Road was closed as detectives investigated and locate the crime scene. The freeway has since reopened.

The investigation is still ongoing.

View twitter thread from Michigan State Police below

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