Detroit-Metro, MI/ Feb. 5 2:50 PM / 40 Metro-Detroit Freeway Shootings Since June 15th

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Two additional freeway shootings in Metro-Detroit for the week ended 02/07/21 attributed to road rage.  One in Romulus near Detroit Metro Airport and a second along the Southfield Freeway in Detroit.

ROMULUS Feb. 5th 2:50 PM

A black female driver in a brown vehicle traveling eastbound on I-94 and Vining Rd  (near Detroit Metropolitan Airport) fired multiple shots at a maroon vehicle missing it entirely and wounding the passenger of a 3rd vehicle in the right knee.  It was reported that the brown vehicle had been involved in a traffic altercation with the maroon vehicle.

The shooting victim, who was treated by MSP and transported to Beaumont Hospital –  Dearborn by EMS, is in stable condition.  

MSP reported that the shooter was last seen exiting eastbound I-94 at Wayne Road which makes no sense: 

  • Incident occurred at Vining Rd
  • Wayne Road is west of Vining Rd 
  • Traveling east on I-94 one would reach Wayne Rd before Vining Rd (See map).

Eastbound I-94 was closed at I-275 for an evidence sweep causing traffic backups to Belleville Road.  The ramps from north and south I-275 to eastbound I-94 were also closed. 

Michigan State Police have no leads.

Sources:

News:

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/police-looking-female-i-94-shooting-suspect-who-wounded-the-wrong-person

Twitter:

Map:

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=I-94+and+Vining+Rd+michigan&atb=v113-1&ia=web&iaxm=directions&end=what%3AI-94%2520E%2520%2526%2520Wayne%2520Rd%2Cwhere%3ARomulus%252C%2520MI%252C%2520United%2520States&transport=drive&start=what%3AVining%2520Rd%2520%2526%2520I-94%2520E%2Cwhere%3ARomulus%252C%2520MI%252C%2520United%2520States

DETROIT Feb. 6th 2:00 AM

The shooter, who was driving a gold or tan Chevy Impala, cut off a man who was driving a Dodge Charger on the northbound Southfield Freeway service drive at Puritan Avenue.  Both men got out of their vehicles and the driver of the Impala fired multiple shots, hitting the victim who drove himself to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a 5′ 9” tall, thin, clean shaven, Black male with a dark complexion, and braids. He was last seen wearing a red and black-shirt and tan pants.  He is still at large.  Detroit Police are asking for leads.

Sources:

News:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/02/06/police-seeking-information-detroit-road-rage-incident/4420954001/

There have been (at least) 40 reported freeway shootings since June 15th   The majority of the shootings have happened on I-96 and Southfield Freeway. 

  • Fourteen attributed to road rage
  • Ten were parties that knew each other
  • Sixteen with unknown motives 

Recommendations:

  • Exercise caution when driving Metro-Detroit freeways 
  • Yield right away no matter what.  
  • De-escalate if possible.  
  • Stay out of the leftmost lane  

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