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MSP: Probe into bullet-riddled vehicle found on I-696 turned over to Warren police

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police said the investigation into a bullet hole-riddled vehicle found early Thursday on the side of a freeway has been turned over to Warren police.

Officials with the Warren Police Department contacted the state police and told them the vehicle was involved in an incident in their city, the agency said.

State police also said Warren has processed the vehicle and "any further investigation will be conducted by Warren Police."

A trooper on patrol at about 4 a.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 696 near Southfield Road saw a white BMW on the shoulder, according to state police. He checked the vehicle for a driver and found several bullet holes in it, state police say.

Further examination revealed a trail of antifreeze leading to the car, which investigators said indicated the shooting took place at some other location. In addition, a check of hospitals and nearby police departments failed to produce leads on a victim or incident.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez