Reward offered for tips in 4 Pontiac shootings

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
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Authorities are offering at least $1,000 for tips to arrest suspects in a spate of shootings this week that struck Pontiac homes over 24 hours.

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies twice were called to the 100 block of N. Glenwood on Tuesday after a resident reported someone targeted her home, investigators said in a statement.

The first time, the 34-year-old told them she saw a vehicle pull up in front about 3:50 p.m. before four people exited and started firing, hitting the residence multiple times, according to the release.

The woman and her three young sons were not injured. Deputies recovered shell casings from two spots nearby.

More than two hours later, at about 6:20 p.m., they returned when the resident called about hearing gunshots outside.

She did not see a suspect but "several witnesses reported seeing a newer model dark gray Ford Fusion with tinted windows and front end damage leaving the scene," the sheriff's office said.

Deputies found four more bullet holes in the victim’s house along with shell casings in the street. 

Another incident unfolded around 11:30 p.m., about a mile north, in the 90 block of Parkdale. 

Two people reported having heard several gunshots in the area and learned the gunfire struck their house while a 3-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl were inside. A neighbor told deputies she spotted a dark Chevrolet Colbalt driving off immediately after the blasts.

No injuries were reported. Investigators found three calibers of spent shell casings in the street.  

The next day, about three miles away, officials responded to the 200 block of South Marshall Street, between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Auburn Road, after learning gunshots struck the outside.

Bullets left holes in the outside walls and shattered the front windows, investigators said. Spent shell casings also were found at the scene.

None of the five people inside at the time, including two teens, saw a shooter or knew why their residence had been targeted.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents can anonymously submit tips to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAKUP.