Detroit, Michigan State police investigate shooting that closed stretch of I-96

Shooting happened elsewhere, police say

The eastbound lanes of I-96 between Evergreen Road and Outer Drive were closed until about 5 p.m.

DETROIT – A stretch of I-96 on Detroit’s west side was closed for a few hours Sunday due to an investigation into a shooting.

The eastbound lanes of I-96 between Evergreen Road and Outer Drive were closed until about 5 p.m.

According to the Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to the area just after 3 p.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived on scene, police said they found three occupants in a vehicle -- one had been shot in the chest. The 22-year-old man was rushed to a hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Emergency Medical Services were called and the eastbound lanes of the highway were shut down.

Initially, police said the other occupants in the vehicle said they had an argument with someone near the intersection of Plymouth and Middlebelt roads in Livonia. Police said when they left the area, shots were fired from an unknown vehicle near Inkster Road.

Sunday evening, Detroit police said it was determined the shooting took place near the intersection of Wadsworth Avenue and Beaverland Street in Detroit, not in Livonia.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5640 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up

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