Another freeway shooting overnight on SB I-75 at I-96 in Southwest Detroit

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 18:25:25-04

(WXYZ) — Another freeway shooting happened overnight on southbound I-75 at I-96 in Southwest Detroit.

According to Michigan State Police, a trooper was on patrol on southbound I-75 near Clark around 2 a.m. when they heard gunfire coming from behind the patrol vehicle.

Two SUVs then went past the patrol car in the right lane at a high rate of speed.

Troopers tried to stop the suspect vehicles, but they both fled. One of the vehicles, a Chevy Equinox, lost a tire and stopped at I-75 near Dearborn St.

That Equinox had several bullet holes in the windshield and in the back of the vehicle, police say. The second SUV was last seen on I-75.

Police say the highway is back open. It was closed for several hours early this morning while police investigated.