2 hospitalized in Southfield Freeway shooting in Detroit

Driver shot in shoulder, passenger shot in knee, police say

2 hospitalized in Southfield Freeway shooting in Detroit

DETROITMichigan State Police say two people were taken to the hospital following a shooting on the Southfield Freeway late Thursday night.

According to police, at around 11:05 p.m. Thursday, a driver was traveling southbound on Southfield Freeway near Schoolcraft when an unknown vehicle pulled beside them and began shooting.

The driver was reportedly shot in the shoulder. A passenger in the backseat of the vehicle was reportedly shot in the knee.

The individuals were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia. Their conditions are currently unknown.

A portion of Southfield Freeway was shut down overnight following the incident, but has since reopened.

Michigan State Police say they have not yet determined a motive for the shooting.

No further details have been provided at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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