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Police: Man on porch hurt in Detroit drive-by shooting

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A resident on Detroit’s east side unwittingly ended up the victim of a drive-by shooting while sitting on his porch Friday evening, police said.

The 41-year-old man was out front in the 13300 block of Rosemary at about 6:30 p.m. when he spotted a driver in a silver four-door vehicle who “started firing shots at an unknown black male that was walking down” the street, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

A bullet struck the neighbor instead, wounding his right shoulder, she said. The motorist fled.

The wounded man called 911 and was taken to St. John Hospital. He was listed in temporary serious condition Friday night, police said.

“The victim does not believe he was the intended target and he doesn’t believe anyone else was struck,” Moreno said.

Authorities are searching for the alleged gunman. The male suspect was driving a silver four-door vehicle with chrome rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-5940 or (313) 596-1616. Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

The Friday incident comes days after another shooting on a front porch on the city’s west side.

Police said a man was fatally shot Monday after stepping out of his home in the 15300 block of Sorrento at about 10:25 p.m. The 23-year-old died by the time he reached a local hospital.