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State police investigating report of shooting on Southfield Freeway in Detroit

Man believes someone shot at his vehicle early Thursday morning while driving on Southfield Freeway

Michigan State Police investigate a possible shooting July 2, 2020 on the Southfield Freeway (M-39) in Detroit.
Michigan State Police investigate a possible shooting July 2, 2020 on the Southfield Freeway (M-39) in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Michigan State Police shut down northbound Southfield Freeway between 7 Mile and 8 Mile roads after a suspected shooting on the freeway early Thursday morning.

Traffic update: This stretch of the northbound side of freeway was closed for an investigation Thursday. It has since reopened to traffic.

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Police said a man was driving northbound on the Southfield Freeway (M-39) about 4:30 a.m. between 7 Mile and 8 Mile roads when he saw a white SUV with window tints swerving in front of him. Police said he thought it was a drunk driver, so he backed off the vehicle.

As he continued, he heard a bang. Once he arrived at his destination, he found what he thought was a bullet hole in his vehicle, police said. No injuries were reported.

The man tried to file the report with the Southfield Police Department, but was directed to make the report with state police.

Troopers and detectives are investigating.


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