1 dead, 2 injured following shooting, crash in Detroit

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit — One person is dead and two others were injured in a shooting and car crash on the city’s east side Thursday night.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 11 p.m. in the area of Seven Mile and Van Dyke.

“Two men were driving in a white Pontiac Montana minivan when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled up along side of them and opened fire,” Sgt. Michael Woody said. “The driver of the minivan lost control and rolled the vehicle. He told officers that his passenger had been shot.”

The passenger, described as a 29-year-old male, died at the scene. Police aren’t sure at this point if he died from a gunshot or from being ejected from the minivan.

The driver of the Montana — a 27-year-old male — sustained injuries in the rollover.

A third man, age 37, was injured when his Pontiac Grand Prix crashed into the minivan.

“He had nothing to do with whatever went on between the Montana and the Cherokee,” Woody said. “The Jeep Cherokee fled the scene.”

Both survivors were transported to a local hospital and are expected to recover.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2200.


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