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Deputies: 2 men injured in shooting in Pontiac, 4 teens in custody

Victims in stable condition, deputies say

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PONTIAC, Mich. – Two men, ages 21 and 18, were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning in Pontiac.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of two gunshot wound victims at about 1:14 a.m. in the area of Jacokes and Lafayette streets on Jan. 3. Upon their arrival, deputies located the two victims, who are from Rochester Hills and Sterling Heights. The men were taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.

One of the victims told deputies that they had parked in the area of Warren Avenue and Wayne Street and contacted a friend about the location of a party they planned to attend. The victim told authorities that he heard gunshots and saw a vehicle with doors open and two people near it.

The two male victims then fled the area in their vehicle. The driver sustained gunshot wounds in the thigh and forearm, while the passenger sustained injuries to his torso and neck from glass and shrapnel, officials said.

After canvassing the area and locating the suspect vehicle involved, four Pontiac residents -- two 17-year-olds, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old -- were taken into custody hours after the shooting during a traffic stop.

Deputies located multiple 9mm shell casings in the area as well as surveillance video that captured the incident.

Officials said this is an ongoing investigation.

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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.