2 men killed, dumped from vehicles on Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating after two men in their 20s were dumped out of vehicles after being fatally shot Tuesday afternoon.

The incidents took place within a half-hour of each another, in neighboring precincts on the city's west side.

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Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said the first incident took place about 4:30 p.m. in the area of Chalfonte and the southbound Southfield Freeway Service Drive. The area is south of Fenkell and in the 8th precinct.

Witnesses report seeing the occupants of a gold vehicle, possibly a Chevy Monte Carlo, dump a shooting victim out of the car. The man had been shot in his head, eye and neck. 

Medics arrived and transported the man to Sinai-Grace Hospital, but he was dead on arrival. Police believe the man to be in his 20s, but he's unidentified at the moment.

Around 30 minutes later, a male shooting victim, 22, was dropped off at Sinai-Grace Hospital, on the 6000 block of West Outer Drive, in the 12th precinct. Witnesses described the vehicle as being silver or gold, possibly a Chrysler 300. 

The victim did not survive his injuries, and the occupants of the silver or gold vehicle drove away.

Police are investigating both men's deaths.