MSP: 12 freeway shootings in metro Detroit, most stemming from road rage

Posted at 9:53 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 06:28:36-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State police are reporting a rash of shootings on highways in Wayne and Oakland counties.

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.