DETROIT – Detroit police are investigating after a wild and deadly scene played out Sunday night into Monday morning on the city’s west side.
At 10:40 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the area of McNichols Road and Ward Avenue where five people were reportedly shot. Police say the victims range in age from 18 to 36 years old and are all still alive.
At the same time at that same location was a car crash that left one man dead and another man in critical condition.
Detroit police say the two incidents are connected.
As police were investigating, a man drove through the crime scene, hitting an officer and firing shots from the vehicle, officials said.
The gunman drove away and police chased him to the area of 8 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue on the city’s east side. There, the subject reportedly exited his vehicle and began shooting at officers again. Officials said that officers returned fire.
The gunman was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His identity has not yet been released.
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