A woman who was nine months’ pregnant and a senior citizen rushed outside a home on Detroit’s west side Sunday after hearing gunfire.
They found a relative shot. They were the next victims, but the gunfire spared the woman’s baby girl, who was delivered by Caesarean section at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
The pregnant woman, 23, and the man, 75, ran out the side door of the home on the 9200 block of Meyers Road, near Joy Road and West Chicago, about 1 p.m. Sunday to find a 25-year-old man shot in the driveway, according to Sgt. Michael Woody.
Police and paramedics said the woman and younger man were dead at the scene and the oldest victim was fighting for his life. First responders then turned to the pregnant woman, hoping to save the baby.
The oldest victim was upgraded to temporary serious condition Sunday night. The condition of the baby wasn’t available.
Police say at least one of the victims likely knew the gunman. The motive remained unclear, Woody said Sunday night. “There doesn’t appear to be any sense of randomness,” Woody said. “(The gunman) had a specific target.”
Police said the gunman drove off in one victim’s car, a gray or silver four-door Pontiac G6 with a license plate of CLB3064 and the rear window broken out.
The gunman is described as a man in his 20s with a slim build and wearing a gray hoodie.
The victims had not been identified by Sunday night. Autopsies are expected today.