Michigan State Police examine the scene of a drive-by shooting on Interstate 75 late Tuesday afternoon on Detroit's southwest side. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News)
Detroit— A female motorist was injured in a drive-by shooting on Interstate 75 on the city’s southwest side during Tuesday afternoon rush hour.
She was in a minivan that was northbound on I-75 near Grand Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. when a man driving next to her in a white Crown Victoria fired shots, said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw.
The vehicle lost control and struck the median near an underpass, he said.
Both state police and Detroit police were dispatched and found the woman with a bullet wound in her right leg.
She was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A male driver was unharmed.
Shaw said the search for the shooting suspect was under way.
“We had a good idea of who did this,” Shaw said.
“Now, we are just working on getting them into custody.”
Kelly Miner, Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said the shooter is known to the victim.
State police opened northbound I-75 between Livernois and Clark at 9 p.m. after closing it for more than 3˝ hours while the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene.
No suspects were in custody by 9:30 p.m., according to Shaw.
Thousands of motorists likely were headed to Comerica Park, where the Tigers were playing the Oakland A’s in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, which started at 5 p.m.