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Two men were shot, and one killed, in separate instances in a three-hour span on Detroit’s west side Sunday afternoon, police said.

The first shooting took place about 12:05 p.m., on Highland, between Rosa Parks and 14th Street, said Dontae Freeman, social media manager for the Detroit Police Department. A 39-year-old man was walking eastbound on Highland when he was shot. The location is about one mile north and west of Rosa Parks and Clairmount, where an historical marker honoring the 1967 riot was unveiled just two hours later.

It was only when someone who knows the victim drove by, and saw him injured, that he received help. The friend drove the victim to an area hospital for treatment, and he was in serious condition at last report.

But the victim would not assist police in their investigation.

Three hours later, and about seven miles away, on the 19700 block of Freeland, a 20-year-old black male shooting victim was found by police patrolling the area. That’s south of West Eight Mile and east of Schaefer.

Medics conveyed the victim to an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are investigating both shootings.

jdickson@detroitnews.com

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