DETROIT – Michigan State Police were investigating a freeway shooting on I-94 on Monday afternoon, which is linked to another shooting at a local hospital.
The freeway was closed at Conner for police to locate bullet casings and to investigate the scene.
Michigan State Police said in an update Monday evening that the Detroit Regional Communication Center received a call from a witness of a freeway shooting in the area of Eastbound I-94 near Chalmers St. Soon after the call, a victim arrived at St. John Hospital Moross.
The victim advised he was on the freeway when a white sedan pulled along the side of his vehicle and began shooting. The suspect’s vehicle was in the left lane and the victim was in the center lane, police said.
The victim advised he was struck in the ankle. He pulled to the shoulder and got out of the vehicle and allowed the passenger to drive the vehicle to the hospital. The victim’s vehicle was recovered.
Police said that after the victim arrived at the St. John Hospital Moross, and was already inside of the hospital, a second shooting occurred. A dark-colored vehicle arrived at the hospital and began shooting at the victim’s vehicle.
During that secondary shooting, the victim’s father was near the vehicle and was shot in the ankle. Detroit Police will be handling the second shooting at the hospital and will release further information, MSP said.