Michigan State Police investigating after woman reports being shot at on Southfield Freeway
Detroit – Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting that happened on the Southfield Freeway near McNichols Road on Saturday at 4 a.m. Troopers were dispatched to northbound M-10 and Evergreen Road after a woman reported being shot at. The suspect pulled next to the victim and fired two rounds at her vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as white Suburban or Yukon with tinted windows. READ: More freeway shooting coverage
Weekend freeway shootings in Metro Detroit bring total to 19 since June
Since June, Metro Detroit freeways have continued to see an upward trend in shootings. Two freeway shootings took place in Metro Detroit over the weekend, bringing the total number since June to 19. The most recent freeway shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night at the intersection of I-94 and I-75. Sunday’s freeway shooting came just one day after another shooting in Southfield that investigators say was a product of road rage. Michigan State Police say they don’t know why there have been so many of these shootings this year, but want drivers to think twice before driving aggressively.
Police investigating potential road rage shooting on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – There have been at least 18 shootings on Metro Detroit freeways since June. The driver told police his car was shot multiple times by someone in a Maserati somewhere between McNichols and Eight Mile roads. That’s when the victim claims the Maserati driver fired shots and fled northbound. Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State Patrol urges drivers to avoid engaging in arguments while on the road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Metro South Post at 734-287-500.
MSP lieutenant believes faster driving during pandemic is factor in Metro Detroit freeway shootings
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw spoke about a rash of Metro Detroit freeway shootings, saying he believes drivers are speeding more during the pandemic, leading to disputes on the roadway. Over the past six months, Metro Detroit drivers have had to cope with a new hazard: Gunfire. Shaw said the incident began with a run-in between two men at Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway and moved to I-96. Shaw believes more than anything, drivers need to take a deep breath and step back if they find themselves in a possible road rage situation. Michigan State Police officials said since June 15, there have been 18 shooting incidents on Metro Detroit highways, including 14 in Detroit.
Michigan State Police see uptick of gun seizures during traffic stops
DETROIT Officials are reporting an uptick in the number of illegal guns Michigan State Police has recovered from freeways in the Detroit area. Officers said their primary goal is to get more of the weapons off the streets to prevent more freeway shootings from happening. Its designed to help commit a crime,said Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State PatrolPolice said 103 illegal weapons were recovered from traffic stops between April and July 30 of this year on highways surrounding Metro Detroit. These are from everyday folks that are driving around with illegal guns, said Lt. Shaw. The seizures arent just happening here in the State of Michigan, but all over the US.