Police: Man shot in front of Project Green Light liquor store

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 22-year-old man was shot Tuesday morning in front of a liquor store that's part of Project Green Light, police said.

Project Green Light.

The shooting took place about 9:35 a.m. on the 500 block of East State Fair, said Dontae Freeman, social media manager for the Detroit Police Department. That's east of John R.

Police responded to the shooting, but the victim was gone by the time they arrived, Freeman said. He had already been privately conveyed to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition, having received multiple gunshot wounds.

The Project Green Light website shows only one participating business on that block, called Bottle Stop.

In the early hours of the investigation there is no detailed description of the suspect. 

Project Green Light started in 2016 with eight gas stations, but now has 281 participating institutions, including restaurants, banks, casinos, movie theaters, liquor stores, markets, and churches. 

In recent months, Detroiters who live at a senior citizen home on Chene and neighborhood residents who patronize a Marathon gas station at Grand River and Wyoming have successfully pushed for those businesses to become Project Green Light locations.

Officials attributed Detroit's drop in violent crime in 2017 in part to Project Green Light.