3 hurt, 2 arrested in shootout after argument in southwest Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Three people in their 20s are recovering from injuries -- and two are under arrest -- after all three were struck by gunfire in an incident police believe was sparked by an argument early Monday in southwest Detroit.

The shootings took place in front of a home on the 1200 block of Annabelle, which is near Fort and Springwells, at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. Initial information had it that the incident took place near the intersection itself, not inside the neighborhood.

Trouble started when two men, one 21 and the other 23, began arguing in front of a home on Annabelle, according to an updated statement on the matter. The men both had guns, pulled them out, and engaged in a shootout that left both men wounded.

Both were able to drive themselves to the hospital, but on the way, the 21-year-old man crashed his burgundy Chevy Malibu at Fort and Springwells. When police arrived, the man told police he'd been shot. They transported him to Detroit Receiving Hospital in a police car, and at the hospital they found the second victim.

At the hospital, police also encountered a third victim of the shooting, a 20-year-old woman who'd been shot in her lower leg. The woman, police believe, "was not involved in the argument and was just a bystander." She was in stable condition at last report.

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Police recovered one firearm from the scene. Both men are in police custody, said Michael Woody, director of media relations for the Detroit Police Department.

jdickson@detroitnews.com