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Police seek suspect who shot up Southfield TGI Fridays

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A man shot up a Southfield TGI Fridays early Thursday, injuring a security guard who was escorting the suspect’s group from the premises, according to police.

The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. at 26299 Evergreen, just south of Interstate 696, officials said in a press release.

A group of men and women were kicked out of the restaurant after they attempted “to purchase alcoholic beverages but would not provide identification,” police said. “Once the group was out of the restaurant and in the south parking lot, one member of the group began shooting in the direction of the restaurant and a security guard.”

The guard was not struck, but sustained minor injuries to his finger and ankle while retreating into the restaurant. He refused medical attention and was the only individual injured during the incident.

All suspects fled the scene in a blue Chrysler 300C, traveling southbound on Evergreen Road, police said. Officers canvassed the area and were not able to immediately locate the group or vehicle.

Multiple shell casings were recovered in the parking lot, police said. Investigators are working with the establishment to obtain surveillance video that might show the shooting.

Police released descriptions of two male suspects who were part of the group escorted from the restaurant. It is unclear which man was the shooter, they said.

One suspect is described as 17-22 years old with a light complexion, around 5-foot-7 with a medium build. The second suspect is very thin, police said. No further description of the men or women was available.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Southfield police at (248) 796-5500.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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