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Detroit police investigate 4 weekend homicides

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Four people were killed in four separate shootings over the weekend in Detroit, police said. Two of the homicides took place in southwest Detroit, one on the west side, and one on the east side.

Man found slain with multiple gunshot wounds

At about 11 p.m. Sunday night, a man, believed to be about 25, was found slain in southwest Detroit.

Janae Gordon, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said the man's body was found in the area of Visger and South Beatrice. That is south of Fort and east of Outer Drive.

Police say the man had multiple gunshot wounds, but have no shooter description to offer, and don't yet know the circumstances preceding the fatal shooting.

Body found in southwest Detroit

At about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in southwest Detroit in the area of Cadet and Military, north of Fort Street and east of Livernois, police say a 30-year-old man was "discovered" shot in the area, and someone called 911. Medics transported the victim to the hospital, but he died from his injuries. 

Police have not released any detailed description either of the shooter or the circumstances preceding the shooting.

Man found slain in Chevy Impala

Early Saturday morning, on Detroit's west side, a 56-year-old man was found slain inside of a vehicle.

The man's body was discovered about 1:15 a.m. in a 2002 Chevy Impala parked on the 4000 block of West Warren. That's at West Grand Boulevard.

Police do not yet know the circumstances preceding the shooting. 

1 killed among 2 shot in east side drive-by

Late Friday night, about 11:15 p.m., two men were shot as they drove the streets of Detroit's east side, police said. One of them died.

The double shooting took place in the area of Gratiot and Westphalia, just north of Houston-Whittier. Police say the victims, a 32-year-old driver and a 26-year-old passenger, were in a black Dodge Durango when a white minivan pulled alongside.

Someone in the minivan fired shots, striking both victims. 

The driver was killed. Medics were able to transport the passenger to the hospital. He's listed in critical condition.