Deputies investigate 2 drive-by shootings in Pontiac
Pontiac — Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two drive-by shooting incidents that occurred about nine hours apart Monday.
Deputies were called to the 600 block of Lydia Lane on a “gunshots fired” run shortly after noon Monday. The caller reported six to eight gunshots that struck a neighbor’s house.
Deputies found multiple bullet holes in the home’s front window and forced their way inside. They found the house unoccupied but discovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement and a white powdery substance, the sheriff's office said.
No one was injured. Investigators were seeking a 28-year-old woman and 29-year-old man who live at the address.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to the 600 block of Palmer Drive on a report of a female gunshot victim. A chase with three suspects ensued Oakland County Sheriff's Office, The Detroit News
Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to the 600 block of Palmer Drive on a report of a female gunshot victim. Multiple bullet holes had pierced a glass storm door and a 22-year-old woman was found inside the doorway with a gunshot wound in her hip.
A deputy pursued a vehicle seen leaving the address. After a short chase, the driver stopped and three occupants ran from the vehicle. An AR-15 rifle was found on the back seat along with two semi-automatic handguns.
Multiple K-9 units were called the area and an 18-year-old Pontiac man wearing body armor was located nearby, according to a preliminary report. He was was taken into custody without further incident.
A possible second gunshot victim, a 25-year-old Pontiac man, was under treatment at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital but was uncooperative when questioned by deputies.
Investigators said it was not clear if the two shootings were related.