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1 dead, 1 critically wounded in shooting on Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — One man has died and another is in critical condition after they were shot as they drove early Friday morning on Detroit's west side, police said.

The double shooting took place about 1:50 a.m. on the 17000 block of Plymouth Road, said Officer Holly Lance, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman. That's just east of the Southfield Freeway.

The victims were with a third person in a Kia Forte when someone opened fire on the vehicle. Police have no description of the shooter or who may have been involved.

The third person in the Kia, a 22-year-old backseat passenger, drove to Warren and Mansfield, three miles south and east of the shooting scene.

There they flagged down a Dearborn police vehicle, and Dearborn police called Detroit police.

Police and medics rendered aid to the victims, a 19-year-old black male and a 20-year-old white male.

The 19-year-old died from his injuries, police announced Friday. The second victim remained hospitalized. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.