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One dead, two wounded by gunfire outside Fort Street gas station

Leonard N. Fleming
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating a shooting late Thursday night that left one man dead and two others injured just southwest of downtown.

Police say at around 11:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of South Fort, the occupants of a white Dodge Caravan followed a 2010 black Ford Taurus into a gas station and fired shots at it.

A 46-year-old-man exiting the Exxon gas station was struck several times, and was later pronounced dead, police said.

The station participates in the city's Project Green Light program, and police released two video recordings that show the shooting and one man getting back into the vehicle as it drives away. Police said it fled on northbound Interstate 75.

A 26-year-old woman in the Taurus was hit in the thigh by gunfire, and a 26-year-old man also in the vehicle had a cut to his finger, authorities said.

Both victims were taken to the hospital where they were in stable condition, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Homicide unit at (313) 596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.