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Southfield Freeway shooting: 2 people shot, it's unknown who shot them and why

Michigan State Police investigate freeway shooting in Detroit

DETROIT – Two people were wounded in a shooting Thursday night along the Southfield Freeway, but police don't know who shot them, how it happened and why. 

The freeway was shutdown for hours into Friday morning as Michigan State Police investigators searched for any evidence that may help catch a shooting suspect. 

UPDATEVictims uncooperative after at least 50 shots fired along freeway

The victims are a 30-year-old man and 29-year-old man. One is in critical condition while the other is in stable condition. 

The shooting happened about 10 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of the Southfield Freeway (M-30) just south of 8 Mile Road. Someone called 911 and troopers responded to the shooting scene. However, the victims already were at Providence Hospital. Hospital staff notified state police that they had the shooting victims. 

The victims have not been telling police anything about what happened, just that they were shot. Troopers found about 50 shell casings on the freeway. 

"Although they are both able to speak, the victims did not give a location for this incident. Troopers were able to locate a possible location on northbound M-39 between 7 and 8 Mile Roads where evidence was located and collected," reads a statement from state police. 

State police said investigators do not believe this was a random shooting. They are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to call their Metro South Post at 734-287-5000.


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