Farmington police investigate drive-by shooting

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Farmington police vehicle

Farmington police are investigating a drive-by shooting of a house that happened Thursday night, officials said.

The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. in the 23500 block of Wesley Street, south of Grand River Avenue and west of Gill Road, according to authorities.

The Farmington Public Safety Department received numerous 911 calls about gunfire in the area and dispatched officers to the area.


Officers arrived and found numerous spent shell casings on Wesley Street, police said. The officers determined no one in the home was injured, but there were four people, three adults and one small child, inside the house when the shooting happened, according to Public Safety Department Director Frank Demers. 

Detectives were told by witnesses that as many as three vehicles had fled the scene at a high speed.

"Although the investigation is ongoing, it is clear that the home was targeted and this was not a random event," Demers said in a statement. "Detectives are working with the family to determine why their home was targeted."

He said other homes in the area were not at risk of being shot.

"Unfortunately, we had an incident that we don't seen very often happen here," Demers said. "But I can assure you the full resources of the public safety department are devoted to this case."

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects should call Commander Justin DuLong at (248) 474-5500, ext. 2246.

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