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1 carjacking, 2 shootings overnight on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Detroit police are investigating one carjacking and two shootings that took place within hours of each other late Monday and early Tuesday on the city's west side.

A 19-year-old woman was carjacked as she arrived at a friend's house at around 10:35 p.m., in the 3300 block of Ewald Circle. The area is south of Davison and east of Interstate 96.

Police believe three suspects were involved.  No detailed suspect description was available.

As she parked, one of the men approached her, armed with a handgun, and ordered her out of her white 2014 Dodge Dart, said Dontae Freeman, a Detroit police spokesman. 

The woman complied, and the Dart was last seen headed westbound on Davison.

In another incident that occurred around 2 a.m. on Chippewa and Meyers, just south of West Eight Mile, a 27-year-old man was shot in his left leg while walking.

As the man walked, a blue Chevy Impala pulled up alongside. Someone inside the vehicle yelled something, then shots were fired, and the victim was hit in his left leg.

After being privately conveyed to an area hospital, he was listed in temporary serious condition. Again, no detailed suspect description was available.

About an hour later, and six miles south, at Meyers and Ellis, just north of Joy Road, a 25-year-old man was driving southbound on Meyers when a burgundy Chevy Monte Carlo pulled ahead of it, blocking his path.

A man wearing a brown hoodie exited the Monte Carlo, and the victim got out of his vehicle, and the suspect fired shots, hitting the victim in his right thigh.

The victim tried to drive himself away from the scene, but ended up flagging down a Detroit police car. The officer brought the man into his vehicle and drove him to an area hospital, where he's listed in temporary serious condition.