Violent night: 6 shot, 2 killed, 1 stabbed in Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — The weekend brought a rash of violence to city’s west side that left two people dead, two shot in the head in separate incidents, another shot in the leg, and one stabbed, police said. Another person was shot on the east side.

The trouble started late Saturday night at 10:13 p.m. in the 8700 block of Epworth, which is south of Joy Road and east of Livernois. Police were called out on a report of a dead body.

Police arrived to find two — a woman and a man— fatally shot in the lower flat.

Over on the east side at 1:10 a.m. in the 18700 block of Hickory, south of East Seven Mile, west of Schoenherr, a 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg. Police say the man was in his navy blue Chevy Impala when a “two man robbery crew” approached on foot, announcing a holdup. The men stole his Cartier glasses and shot the man before fleeing on foot. The man was taken to the hospital, and no update on his condition is available. There is no description of the suspects.

Twenty minutes later at about 1:30 a.m. in the 17200 block of Chapel, north of West McNichols and east of Lahser, a 40-year-old man was shot in the head inside of his home.

Police say three suspect driving a silver Chevy Malibu or Chevy Impala, pulled up and opened fire into the home. The man suffered a graze wound to the head. Medics took him to Sinai Grace Hospital, where his condition was stable at last report. The suspects fled.

Twenty minutes after that, at 1:50 a.m., in the 13300 block of Livernois, south of Davison, a 26-year-old man was in his vehicle when an unknown suspect fired multiple shots, hitting the man in the head and multiple times in his body. The man’s girlfriend drove him to Sinai Grace and he was rushed into surgery. He was in critical condition at last report. No further description of the suspect is available.

The violent night ended about 4:08 a.m. at a Marathon gas station in the 25800 block of West Outer Drive, near Fort. The two victims tell police they were drinking at an area bar and were forced to leave by security.

When they reached the gas station, the men “had a heated argument,” according to police. They both left the altercation harmed.

One man, 23, took shotgun pellets to the back of his left knee. Medics took him to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was in stable condition. Crime scene technicians found two spent shell casings at the gas station.

The other man, 49, suffered two stab wounds to his back and one on his forearm. He was taken to Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte and is in stable condition. The second victim told police he “had no idea” how the first man was shot, and didn’t see the shooter.

jdickson@detroitnews.com