Michigan State Troopers examine the scene of the shooting Tuesday on Interstate 75 in Detroit. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News)
Detroit— Investigators for the Michigan State Police have two people in custody in connection with the Tuesday shooting on Interstate 75 near Livernois Avenue.
The unidentified suspects are being held at the Detroit Detention Shelter pending arraignment.
The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. when a female motorist was traveling on northbound I-75 on the southwest side during rush hour. 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.
The woman was in a minivan when a man driving next to her in a white Crown Victoria fired shots, said 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. The male driver was unharmed.
Shortly after the incident occurred, Shaw said police had a “pretty good idea” who the shooters were.
That statement was backed up by Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Kelly Miner, who said the shooter was known to the victim.