DETROIT – Michigan State Police investigated two freeway shootings along I-75 in Detroit on Wednesday.
One shooting happened around 4:15 p.m. and the other happened around 4:50 p.m., troopers said the shootings are not related.
Police said the first shooting involved an unknown vehicle and a pickup truck that was disabled during the shooting. Both vehicles were traveling southbound. The shooting happened as both vehicles were about to part at a fork in the highway onto I-94.
Police used a K9 to search for evidence along I-75. No injuries have been reported in connection to the shooting.
In another incident, a 23-year-old Clinton Township man was hospitalized after he said he was shot on I-75. The victim said he was trying to get away from a white sedan that was following him. Police said the victim reported that the shooter was hanging out the window while he fired from the car.
Police said the victim’s cousin drove him to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he was treated for his injuries at around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Police said he was not cooperating with the investigation and they did not find any evidence along I-75. On Thursday morning police said further investigation revealed that “this incident was not a freeway shooting.”
“Currently investigators are attempting to locate where this incident occurred and also determine if this was an accidental shooting by either the male or an occupant of the vehicle,” reads a statement from state police on Thursday.
Robert Brown lives in the area where the second shooting took place.
“I’m, like, less likely to honk at somebody. I’ll just kind of sit in my car and be like, ‘OK. I don’t want anybody shooting at me,’” Brown said. “It’s kind of scary, actually. It seems like I-75 is getting known for it. It does make me nervous, but it’s kind of sad.”
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