Police: 3 hurt in 2 shootings on Detroit’s east side

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating two shootings that wounded three people Wednesday night on the city’s east side.

In the first incident, a 21-year-old man was standing outside a home on the 1300 block of Lenox about 9:20 p.m. when a white, older model Chevrolet Impala with two males inside “pulled up and began shooting,” said Sgt. Adam Madera, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department.

The victim tried to run up a driveway but he was struck by gunfire once in his right leg, Madera said.

The man was transported to nearby St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition late Wednesday, Madera said.

Another shooting was reported less than 40 minutes later, about four miles north.

Two males were reported shot about 10 p.m. near Mapleridge and Gratiot, Madera said.

Investigators learned a 53-year-old mechanic and his nephew, 26, were working on a car in the street when a silver Dodge Magnum silver pulled up.

A man dressed in all black got out “and shot both victims multiple times with an assault type rifle,” authorities said in a statement. The Dodge then drove off on Mapleridge toward Gratiot.

The two victims both were taken to a hospital for their injuries. Their conditions were not known early Thursday.

Investigators have not determined whether both shootings are connected.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-2260. Tips can also be submitted through the DPD Connect app or by calling Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.