The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 7500 block of Toepfer, in a residential area mid-way between Eight and Nine Mile roads and about a block west of Van Dyke. (David Coates / Detroit News)
Warren — A man who possibly may have come into an inheritance was among those wounded in a triple late Sunday night.
Authorities said the incident occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 7500 block of Toepfer, in a residential area mid-way between Eight and Nine Mile roads and about a block west of Van Dyke. In all, two men and one woman was injured, police said.
“This wasn’t a random thing. They thought money might be in the house,” Police Commissioner Jere Green said. “It wasn’t random, which is good. But you still have people who, out of the drop of a hat, want to shoot people.”
A 57-year old man and his 17-year-old son are expected to recover from the shooting. A 53-year-old woman is listed in critical condition at a local hospital and is on a ventilator. Two other people who were inside the home were uninjured, police said. They were visiting at the time of the shooting, police said.
An investigation is ongoing, police said.
Police responded to a call after getting a 911 call around 11:10 p.m. to a shooting and robbery attempt. Two men, both around 17 or 18 years old, gained entry into the home by using a name of someone familiar.
The unarmed man walked in first, followed by the second man, who is armed. They both asked, “Where’s the money?” The 57-year-old man grabs what he thinks is a rifle, but it is a BB gun. One of the suspects fired a handgun, shooting the three victims, police said.
The suspects did not get any money and fled on foot, police said.
Police are continuing to investigate by interviewing witnesses and executing search warrants Monday.