1 dead in double shooting on Detroit's west side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are investigating an apparent double shooting on the city’s west side. 

Officers were called to the scene after a 911 caller reported that they heard gunfire moments before a Pontiac Aztec crashed into a house.

We're told the driver, 21-year-old Michael Crenshaw, hit the gas to escape the barrage of bullets meant for his passenger, identified by police as Martel Wright. Police say the shooter fired 11 shots at close range, hitting them both.

Police believe Wright was targeted by a man that knew him and approached the vehicle in front of an abandoned home up the block from where the car ended up. 

Officers found the victims slumped over the wheel of the Pontiac Aztec.

Police say Wright has died from his injuries and Michael Crenshaw remains in critical condition. 

The search is now on for a suspect. 

The crash happened on Prairie, near the intersection of Joy and Livernois.

Just four miles away from the Prairie murder scene, there was another fatal shooting on the city's west side.

Police say two teens between the ages of 15 and 17 years old were walking along Willis near Lincoln when an argument broke out between them. Police tell me one pulled out a gun and shot the other four  times.

A K-9 from Wayne State University police followed the shooter’s scent to a location a few blocks away where Detroit officers arrested a suspect matching the description.

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