3 dead after shooting on I-96 in Detroit

Freeway reopened just before 4 a.m.

Eastbound and Westbound sides of the freeway have been closed as police investigate

DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a deadly freeway shooting on I-96 Express near Schaefer Highway and Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

UPDATE: 3 dead after shooting on I-96 in Detroit: What we know

State police shut down both the eastbound and westbound express lanes of the freeway for several hours before reopening just before 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said they started receiving reports of two cars shooting at each other on the freeway just after 10 p.m. Monday. A male driver of one of the vehicles was killed.

A female in the vehicle was also shot and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said a suspect from a second vehicle got out of their car and tried to run away but was hit and killed by a driver not involved in the shooting.

That driver was not hurt.

Police are looking for a motive behind the shooting and interviewing witnesses,

Stay with Local 4 as more information becomes available.

View more: local news coverage

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.