MSP reports 13th freeway shooting in metro Detroit in recent weeks

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 17:03:30-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police received a report of another shooting incident on a freeway in metro Detroit, bringing the total to 13 since June 15. Report of the shooting was delayed when the victim initially spoke to the Detroit Police Department, but was told to forward the report to MSP.

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The driver was in the left lane of westbound I-94 on Wednesday, July 8 around 5:30 p.m., when he heard a noise, investigators said.

The next morning, the driver checked the rented U-Haul van he was driving and found a bullet hole.

Police say it's possible that the bullet came from the neighborhood along the freeway.

This is just one of now more than a dozen recent shootings on metro Detroit freeways in recent weeks, with two shootings resulting in death.

Many of the incidents were the result of road rage, police say.