Road rage sparks gunshots, crash, lockdown in Garden City, police say

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Road rage led to gunfire, a three-vehicle crash, a school lockdown and multiple arrests Friday in Garden City, police said.

A preliminary investigation found two vehicles were headed northbound on Middlebelt from Cherry Hill around 2:40 p.m. "when an altercation between the occupants ... resulted in an exchange of gunfire," authorities said in a statement.

As the cars continued driving, at least one collided with a third vehicle near Marquette Street, according to the release.

"There were no injuries as the result of the gunfire; however, two people were treated for injuries related to the traffic crash," police said.

Garden City Police vehicle

Witnesses reported that several occupants fled the scene on foot.

Police nearby schools on lockdown as a precaution as they searched.

Four people eventually were taken into custody.

Police are working to find a man who fled the scene. He is described as a male with a light complexion, last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket and multicolored backpack.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Garden City Police Department at (734) 793-1700.