Police investigate whether three shootings on Detroit interstates are linked

Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 09:25:46-05

A third driver has come forward, saying he, too, was shot while driving on an interstate in the City of Detroit.

What he had to say has Michigan State Police closely looking at whether or not they are looking for a serial highway shooter. 

Here is a timeline of what happened. 

Just before 3 a.m. Thursday morning, a red Chevy Malibu pulled into a gas station off Gratiot and I-94.

The driver limped into the business searching for help.

"Hey man, can you call the police for me, I just got shot in the leg,” he says to the clerk. 

The clerk called 911. 

Police say they learned that around 2:40 a.m., an unknown vehicle pulled alongside the victim’s car and started shooting, hitting him in the leg.

The second call to 911 came in at 2:57 a.m. Thursday. Troopers responded to westbound I-96 and Davidson. 

A Northville man told police as he drove home from work a vehicle, possibly a 2010 silver Impala, pulled alongside him and then someone started shooting. 

It damaged the man’s car, but he was not hurt. 

Both men say they don’t know why they were shot at. 

At first, Michigan State Police did not believe they are connected. They only had shell casings and a vehicle description from one incident. The shootings happened 10 miles apart. 
Then, this afternoon, another driver comes in. He says he too was shot around 3 a.m. at I-96 and Livernois. He also was not hurt. He describes the shooter’s vehicle as a silver or gray sedan. A bullet was found lodged in his car.

Now, Michigan State Police is investigating whether the shootings are linked and is looking into the possibility there is a serial shooter randomly shooting drivers on interstates in Detroit. 

Police are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it right away.