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3 dead after shootout on I-96 in Detroit

Posted at 5:15 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 17:21:28-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Three people are dead after a shootout on a major highway in Detroit. It happened on I-96 near the Southfield Freeway overnight.

The highway was closed but has since reopened near Schaefer and Grand River where the shooting happened.

Michigan State Police tell us three people are dead – two from the shootout and a third person who died after being hit by a vehicle while trying to run from the scene.

A man and a woman in one of the vehicles were shot and killed, and another suspect in a different vehicle was the one who died while trying to run from the scene.

Metro Detroit has seen a major spike in freeway shootings since last summer, with dozens across the area.

Investigators say they're simply separate, unrelated incidents.

We are working to learn more about the shooting and will provide updates as we get them.