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Detroit — Police are dealing with two shooting deaths that occurred within an hour of each other on the city’s west side.

In the first incident, police were called to the intersection of Bramel and Pilgrim, in an area east of Telegraph and south of Puritan, at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of a body lying in the middle of the street.

There, police discovered the body of an unidentified 36-year-old man who had been shot at least three times. Police said neighbors reported hearing shooting and then saw the body of the victim in the street.

EMS personnel determined the victim had died at the scene. Police believe the shooter was riding in either a Grand Prix or Grand AM white in color.

A second victim connected to the shooting later showed up at Sinai Grace hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. The 27-year-old victim is listed in temporary serious condition, and police are trying to determine his involvement in the shooting.

Then at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to another scene in the 4300 block of Pacific, between Interstate 96 and Livernois, where a 26-year-old Westland man had been shot and killed.

Police said the victim and a friend, 34, had purchased narcotics in the area and were sitting in a 2015 Dodge Dart when they were approached by a man who announced a carjacking.

When the victim refused to comply, he was shot in the chest.

The shooter is described as male, age 20 to 30, 200 pounds wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans.

The shootings are not believed to be related.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

(313) 222-2023

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