7 Action News crew calls 911 after finding gunshot victim in Detroit
12:11 PM, Feb 6, 2018
11:31 PM, Feb 6, 2018
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A 7 Action News crew called 911 after finding a gunshot victim on Detroit's east side this afternoon.
Reporter Kim Craig and videographer Danny Stricker were on Fleming Street near Lantz covering a fatal shooting from the night before when they heard something strange.
"I'm bleeding to death. Don't go nowhere, please don't," yelled a man from inside a house.
Craig has just knocked on the door and when no answered, she and Stricker were about to walk away when they heard the man.
He said he'd been shot and that he needed help because he was bleeding to death.
It appeared the man had been worried about who was knocking on the door, perhaps afraid the person who shot him had come back to see if he was dead.
Craig and Stricker assured that man that help was on the way and that they weren't leaving.
"Ok, don't let nobody distract you off," said the man.
"We're not going anywhere," Stricker yelled back to the man.
The victim said he had been shot last night after the scene for the fatal shooting had cleared. He said someone came and shot him.
Police and EMS crews were quickly on the scene after being notified by 7 Action News.
Detroit police confirm that the shootings are related, but how is the question. The later shooting may have been someone thinking they were retaliating for the man killed.
Police initially thought the murder victim may have owned two houses on the street, including the one where the man yelled for Stricker and Craig to help him. But late Tuesday afternoon, a woman who lives in the other home says neither shooting victim is associated with her or her landlord.
"I don't know what happened last night. All I know is I answered the door and he shot me," the man said moments before police arrived and tried using a battering ram to enter the house because the door was locked and maybe even blocked by something at the entrance.
Police were able to enter through a side door and open the front door for EMS to take the man to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.
Police say they had already arrested a suspect in the murder. Question now is who tried to kill the other man who told police he's homeless.
He also told the man he was shot around 10 pm. Monday night, which means he'd been laying in the house for over 12 hours before Craig and Stricker arrived to hear him and call 911.
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