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Michigan State Police investigate possible Harper Woods freeway shooting

The Detroit News

Michigan State Police are investigating a possible freeway shooting off Interstate 94 in Harper Woods after a person was found injured Wednesday.

"There is one person who was struck and is being transported to a local hospital," MSP Metro Detroit tweeted. 

The victim was in serious condition at a local hospital. Police said they got a call at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday about a possible shooting on westbound I-94 near 8 mile with a red car fleeing the area. 

Witnesses reported they saw the driver of a red car leave his vehicle and run from the scene at the intersection of Roscommon and Peerless in Harper Woods, a few blocks from the freeway. Remaining in the car was a passenger, who had been shot once, police said. 

The driver later was arrested and a firearm was recovered, MSP tweeted. Police believe there was a second, unknown vehicle involved in the shooting. Investigators found two different caliber shell casings. 

The freeway was temporarily closed at westbound I-94 at 10 Mile Road for the investigation.

Last week, MSP reported a shooting at about 3:50 a.m. on Interstate 94 near Inkster Road. 

On Aug. 28, troopers reported another shooting, on eastbound Interstate 94 between Little Mack and Harper in Harrison Township. First Lt. Michael A. Shaw said then that like most of the 15 freeway shootings reported since June, the incident was the result of road rage.