A car driver was injured on Friday along Interstate 94 in Detroit when he was driving and his car was shot multiple times. Michigan police said that the 28-year-old man was critically wounded and a passenger, a 25-year-old woman, was injured by broken glass and pieces of metal.
State police said that the man was targeted by at least one shooter from a vehicle on the highway.
Calvin Hart, a Michigan State Police spokesman, said that both man and a woman were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The man was in critical condition while the woman was in good condition.
Detroit’s WWJ Newsradio reporter Sandra McNeill said that from an overpass near the scene, the vehicle of the victim had clearly been shot at multiple times. According to the reporter, the tires were affected.
Hart said that it seems like the gunfire happened as both cars were traveling side by side for more than a hundred feet, near the Lodge Freeway in Detroit, in the afternoon.
Interstate 94 was shut down on the westbound side, near the Lodge, after the incident happened around 12:30 p.m.
Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Diane Cross said the freeway reopened around after 4 p.m. The I-75 exit, both northbound and southbound, to westbound I-94, reopened at 4:10 p.m.
It was not a random accident
The motivation behind the shooting was not fully clear, according to Hart. He said the police do not believe it was a random shooting. He did not immediately confirm reports that the shooting was road rage-related.
Hart added that the car was being followed, which led to the shooting. Based on the number of gunshots, the attacker was trying to harm or kill.
Michigan police were trying to identify the suspect who drove away. But at 3 p.m. no arrest were still made, which means the shooter was still on the loose.
Source: Detroit Free Press