Police: Shooting in Royal Oak Twp. might not be random

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A man was shot early Monday in Royal Oak Township in what is not believed to be a random incident, according to Michigan State Police.

Troopers responded to Nine Mile and Coolidge Highway after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area, Lt. Mike Shaw said. One of the responding patrol cars was flagged down by a man who claimed he had been shot.

“He was transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries,” Shaw said.

The man was “semi-cooperative” with authorities and helped point them in the direction of the shooting scene, about two miles away at Cloverdale Avenue and Glen Lodge Road.

“Currently, we have locked down the scene,” Shaw said shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. “We are in the process of collecting evidence, locating witnesses and attempting to identify a suspect.”

Shaw indicated the victim may have known his attacker.

“It did not appear to be a random incident, from the evidence,” he said.

Shaw did not elaborate on the type of evidence collected. He also declined to release information about the victim, including age and hometown.

Royal Oak Township contracts with state police and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for public safety services, according to the township’s website.


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