'Not a random incident': Toddler shot on I-75 on-ramp in Lincoln Park

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Lincoln Park — Michigan State Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting on Interstate 75 that injured an 18-month-old child, and say it was not a random act of violence.

The shooting on the northbound ramp to Interstate 75 from Outer Drive in Lincoln Park occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park police requested state police take over the investigation. Michigan State Police typically investigate homicides on the freeway system in Michigan.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that a suspect pulled alongside the victim's car and shot at it numerous times," Lt Mike Shaw, a state police spokesman and commander, wrote on Twitter.

Injured in the shooting was the 18-month-old child, whose injuries are considered non-fatal. Shaw told The News that police would not further identify the child.

"This is not a random incident," Shaw wrote.

Police did not immediately release a description of the shooter or their vehicle.