Police: 4 shot in 2 hours in downtown Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Four people were shot in a two-hour time span in downtown Detroit early Monday morning, police said.

Just after midnight, near Beaubien and Monroe in Greektown, a man in a blue coat with his hood up, wearing dark pants and white tennis shoes, and armed with a handgun, shot three men, ages 23, 24 and 32.

The victims told police that as they and others fled the gunman, they heard shots fired, then realized they'd been hit.

The 23-year-old and 32-year-old were transported to hospitals by medics, while the 24-year-old man, who was shot in the foot, was privately taken to the hospital. All three were listed in stable condition.

Police said the alleged gunman was accompanied by three other males. Their descriptions were not available Monday night.

“We are certain of the identities of all four suspects. Apprehension efforts are underway and we believe all are responsible for this incident in varying ways,” police Chief James Craig said. “I highly recommend that you turn yourself in.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


Also early Monday, just before 2 a.m., a block from Comerica Park at Woodward and Adams, a burgundy Chrysler 300 crashed into the back of a black Ford Fusion before the driver exited the 300 and fled on foot.

Police tracked down and arrested a suspect, a 34-year-old man. Police believe that prior to the rear-end crash, the suspect had shot the victim and was attempting to flee. Details of the circumstances preceding the shooting were unknown.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was taken to a hospital by medics. His condition was not immediately available. 

Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed.