Police investigating shooting at I-94 and Van Dyke on Detroit's east side

Posted at 4:31 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 05:58:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at I-94 and Van Dyke on Detroit's east side Sunday.

Police say the shooting was not fatal, but a 22-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The freeway was closed overnight for several hours as police investigated.

Police say the victim began driving erratically and pulled over into a construction zone, blocking traffic near Mt. Elliott. Troopers say the man had been shot.

This incident comes after a string of freeway shootings around metro Detroit.

On June 29, a 37-year-old female passenger was killed on I-75 near Eight Mile. Detectives say an unknown driver pulled up next to her car and started shooting.

On June 30, an off-duty Taylor police officer was shot at while driving eastbound on I-94 near Livernois.

On July 2, a man reported to troopers a white SUV with tinted windows was swerving in front of him on northbound M-39. Police say he then heard a bang and later found what he thought was a bullet hole in his window.

On July 4, 49-year-old Charlie Brown of Wixom was accused of shooting a man driving westbound on I-96 near the Southfield Freeway. Brown was arraigned over the weekend on several charges including assault with intent to murder.

It is currently unclear if any of these shootings are connected; they all remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Michigan State Police or Crime Stoppers.