Nightside Report July 8, 2021: Police investigating 2 separate Metro Detroit road rage shootings within hours of each other, FEMA officials visit Detroit to assess flood damage

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Michigan State Police 'at a loss' after 2 freeway shooting 6 hours apart
Michigan State Police 'at a loss' after 2 freeway shooting 6 hours apart

Police investigating 2 separate Metro Detroit road rage shootings within hours of each other

DETROIT – Metro Detroit is seeing a rise in road rage shootings.

Michigan State Police are investigating two road rage shootings that happened within hours of each other. No one was killed.

One shooting occurred Thursday on I-75, near Dix-Toledo Road just before 2 a.m. Police said a suspect in a car shot at a semi truck several times. The bullets only hit the trailer, the driver was uninjured.

MSP troopers are looking through surveillance video from the area to track down the shooter.

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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know July 8, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: More storm chances ahead of dropping temperatures

Our break from the heat, humidity and storms is perfectly timed for the weekend.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Philip “Phil” Mannella, 85, is retiring after working as a barber for more than 65 years. Click here to read more.
  • The Belle Isle Aquarium is expected to reopen July 16 after closing when the COVID pandemic began. Click here to read more.
  • Addiction problems increased during the COVID pandemic and because of that, a Metro Detroit program is hoping to make a difference for addicts in recovery. Click here to read more.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan visited Detroit on Thursday to discuss a federal investment proposal in water infrastructure. Click here to read more.

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FEMA officials visit Detroit to assess flood damage

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency visited Detroit Thursday to assess flood damage.

It’s a part of the push to get the White House to make a disaster declaration, which would bring more funding to Detroit to help with the cleanup.

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Study looks at how cancer patients respond to the COVID vaccine

Studies that looked at the efficacy of the COVID vaccines included tens of thousands of people each.

Those studies didn’t look into how well people with certain medical conditions might respond compared to the general population.

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Michigan Auditor General’s office to study state’s COVID deaths in nursing homes

Michigan’s Auditor General’s Office announced it would study the reported and unreported deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The office said it will be a study, rather than a formal audit, and will have different standards and results.

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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.