Two hospitalized after shooting at east side Detroit gas station

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two men are hospitalized Saturday following a shooting at a gas station on the city's east side, police said. 

The incident occurred at 2:11 a.m. at an Exxon gas station in the 17000 block of Harper Avenue, police said.

A 35-year-old suspect armed with a handgun entered the gas station with his female friend. 

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said that the shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday outside the Lyons Food Market at 640 Auburn.

The two victims were at the gas station with three other unknown men and began talking to the woman. A fight ensued between the two victims and the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect fled the scene on foot, police said.

The first victim, a 33-year-old was shot in the thigh. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in serious condition. The second, a 36-year-old, was shot twice in his body and arm. He is listed in critical condition. 

Police are searching for the 35-year-old suspect who is described as 6-feet tall and armed with a handgun. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2200. Anonymous tips also can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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