(WXYZ) — Michigan State police are reporting a rash of shootings on highways in Wayne and Oakland counties.
DYK: Since June 15th the Second District has investigated 12 unrelated freeway shootings? 11 have taken place in Wayne County and 1 in Oakland County. Two of these incidents resulted in death. Of these 12 non random incidents, EIGHT of them started as a traffic altercation. pic.twitter.com/jtxdE5UUHD— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) July 7, 2020
There are currently a dozen investigations that include two homicides and an 18-month-old struck by a bullet since June 15. A spokesperson with the department said eight of the shootings stemmed from traffic altercations, also commonly referred to as road rage.
A 21-year-old was shot and killed near I-75 and Outer Drive on June 15. Police are searching for two suspect who fled on foot.
On June 29, a 37-year-old woman was shot to death while inside a vehicle on the I-75 ramp to 8 Mile Road.
Authorities said a vehicle pulled up alongside the car and opened fired. Police are searching for the shooter.
There are ways to avoid becoming a victim of road rage, including not engaging with an aggressive driver and avoiding eye contact.