Police say Detroit man was shot while sitting on his front porch

Man found driving ‘erratically’ to hospital; police help take him

Detroit police found a man with a gunshot wound inside his jeep. It turns out that the shooting was actually a few blocks away.

DETROIT – Police found a man with a gunshot wound inside his Jeep blocks away from where he was reportedly shot at his home.

Detroit police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of 8 Mile Road and John R Street, which is on the border of Detroit near Ferndale. The man was reportedly at his home a few blocks east, on Winchester Avenue, when he was shot while sitting on his front porch.

Police say a lone gunman wandered through a field and opened fire on the man.

Video from the scene can be seen above.

The man who was shot got into his vehicle to drive to the hospital, police said. That’s when officers saw him driving erratically and pulled him over, put him in their vehicle and took him to the hospital.

The passenger side of the man’s Jeep was apparently filled with blood. The victim’s condition is currently unknown.

No other details have been provided at this time.

About the Authors:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.