Man rushed to hospital after being shot on Davison Freeway in Highland Park

Police say suspect, motive unknown

Police said a man has been rushed to a hospital in serious condition after being shot while driving in Highland Park.

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Police said a man was rushed to a hospital in critical condition Wednesday night after being shot while driving in Highland Park.

According to police, the man who was shot -- a 61-year-old Ypsilanti resident -- was driving westbound on Davison Freeway in a Honda Odyssey. There was another man riding in the vehicle with him.

Michigan State Police say that a silver SUV was following the men in the Honda. When the Honda exited Davison Freeway at Oakland Avenue, someone fired several rounds at the van, striking the driver.

The 61-year-old man was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, officials said. The passenger was not injured in the shooting.

The van appeared to be riddled with bullets.

Police said Thursday that the suspect, suspect vehicle and motive behind the shooting are all unknown at this time. Officials reportedly obtained evidence from the scene of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact MSP at 734-287-5000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

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