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Detroit — A 23-year-old man was gunned down on the city's west side on Tuesday in what was the fifth homicide of the day, police said.

The fatal shooting took place at about 11:15 p.m. in the 20000 block of Thatcher, which is north of West Outer Drive and west of Greenfield.

Detroit police spokesman Dontae Freeman said a witness reported hearing "about 10" gunshots, and discovered the victim with multiple gunshot wounds.

The witness drove the victim to an area hospital, but he was dead on arrival.

Earlier that evening, two people were killed in a shooting at a senior center. 

At 9:35 p.m., in the 800 block of Dickerson on the city's east side, a 50-year-old male security guard and a 66-year-old woman were gunned down. Police have named James Fleming, 69, as the suspect and have asked for the public's help in locating him. 

Tipsters who prefer anonymity can share information with Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-SPEAK-UP.

About seven hours later, at 2:20 p.m., also on Detroit's east side, a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the 19400 block of Andover.

Police say a red or burgundy Chevy Monte Carlo drove past, and someone inside pulled a gun and started shooting. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, but neither survived.

 

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