3 shot at 3 east-side scenes in Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Detroit police are investigating three early-Thursday morning nonfatal shooting incidents that took place within an hour of one another. All three shootings took place on the city's east side.

Just before 4:30 a.m., at Evanston and Harrell, north of Harper, east of Conner, a 37-year-old woman was shot nine times by two suspects for whom no detailed descriptions are available.

The circumstances of the woman's shooting are not known, other than two men are accused of shooting her before leaving the scene in possibly a Chevy SUV, said Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. The woman was shot five times in her right thigh, twice in her right buttock, once in the pelvis and once in her left thigh.

Medics transported the victim to the hospital where she's listed in stable condition. Police have not yet been unable to speak to the victim.

Less than an hour earlier, at 3:45 a.m., at Van Dyke and Varjo — north of East Davison — a 50-year-old man was walking down the street, heard gunfire, then realized he had been shot in his left leg and right foot. 

His condition was not immediately available.

Also at 3:45 a.m., eight miles away on the 17100 block of Chandler Park, just east of Cadieux, a 48-year-old man was shot at his cousin's home.

Trouble started, police say, when the victim told his cousin's boyfriend or ex-girlfriend that he was too intoxicated to drive. He took exception to that, pulled out a gun and shot the victim in his right knee. After being privately taken to an area hospital, the victim was listed in stable condition.

The suspect was last seen driving away in a red Dodge Caravan.