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Two men were shot early Friday during a brazen carjacking on Detroit’s east side, police said.

The victims, 26 and 30 years old, were sitting in a black Cadillac CTS around 3:15 a.m. in the 6300 block of Neff near Harper when three or four other men approached them and ordered them out of the car at gunpoint, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood of the Detroit Police Department.

The victims were forced to strip off their clothing and told to run. The suspects, Kirkwood said, then shot the victims as they ran from the carjackers.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they are listed in temporary serious condition. Police are not releasing where the victims were struck.

Kirkwood said it is “uncertain” at this point if the incident is connected to another brazen robbery of a man at a gas station Dec. 11 on East Seven Mile in which one of the suspects pointed a long rifle at the victim. One of those suspects reportedly has been arrested.

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