Overnight shootings leave 2 dead, 4 injured; man found shot in his car



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Detroit police are investigating six shooting incidents that left two people dead and four injured overnight and into the early morning Sunday.

According to police, a 35-year-old woman was killed in a drive-by shooting around 2:30 a.m. Sunday as she stood outside in the 7700 block of Woodmont Avenue. No suspects are in custody and the circumstances around this incident are still being investigated, police said. 

The other fatal shooting occurred around midnight in the 8500 block of Stawell Avenue.

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According to police, a witness heard what sounded like gunfire before finding   a 63-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds sitting in a black Oldsmobile Aurora. Police and medics arrived at the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Elsewhere, two men were shot in their car around 1 a.m.  in the area of East Jefferson Avenue and Chrylser Drive. 

According to police, a 25-year-old driver and a 26-year-old passenger were parking their car when they were approached by the shooter who opened fire  as the passenger rolled his window down. The shooter fired  into the car multiple times and fled on foot. 

The men drove themselves to the hospital where the driver was listed in temporary serious condition, and the passenger is in critical condition, according to officials. This incident is being investigated. 

Around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, a male suspect, driving a black SUV, shot a 28-year-old man in the 600 block of Belmont Street. The victim was walking when the suspect pulled up next to him and fired multiple shots at him, according to police.  The victim was transported to the hospital and is in temporary serious condition. 

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, someone shot a 30-year-old woman in the 20300 block of Dresden Street.

According to police, the victim was in front of her friend’s house when someone in a dark-colored sedan shot her. The victim was privately transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. 

Anyone with information about any of these cases is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

Contact Slone Terranella at [email protected]

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Overnight shootings leave 2 dead, 4 injured; man found shot in his car

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