Oak Park police looking for suspect after man shot

Tom Greenwood and Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Oak Park — One man is recovering from wounds Wednesday morning after an apparently random shooting in what is normally a quiet neighborhood.

According to WWJ-AM (950), the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. outside of a home on Albany Street near Scotia Road, just south of Nine Mile and between Wyoming and Coolidge.

Police said a man and a woman were talking when a third person walked up and wordlessly opened fire on the male victim before fleeing the area.

The woman was uninjured in the shooting.

The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital where his current condition is unknown. Police have no description of the shooter.

Family members arrived at the house just after 8 a.m. Wednesday. They said the victim was "doing fine" but declined to comment further.

Several clear plastic cups were scattered on the lawn in front of the small, white house where the shooting took place. A couple of discarded rubber gloves were near the driveway and blood was visible next to the front door and window.

Neighbor Yvonne Rollins said she was sleeping in her bedroom next door when she woke up to a gunshot and a woman's screams.

"I peeked out my window and saw all the police, the ambulance and commotion," said Rollins, 58.

Rollins said she heard a woman at the scene tell police she did not recognize the shooter.

"She said she saw the man walk up and just shoot (the victim) in the back," Rollins said. "(The suspect) turned around and ran."

Rollins, who has lived in her home for about one year, said her neighbors arrived in January or February of this year. They frequently host get-togethers with friends but aren't known to cause trouble.

Violent crimes aren't common in the the quiet neighborhood, Rollins said.

"This is very surprising," she said.


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