Police: 2 Injured In Double Shooting Near University Of Detroit Mercy

The suspect fled the scene on McNichols in a Chevy Malibu.

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December 15, 2019 - 3:25 pm

WWJ / Vickie Thomas

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- An investigation is underway after a double shooting near the University of Detroit Mercy left two people injured.

Detroit police say they are still searching for the suspect, who they say shook hands with one of the victims, just before an altercation that led to gunfire.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows the suspect, described only as a black male, arrived at a Project Green Light location in the 3800 block of E. McNichols Road, just north of the university, just after midnight. Police did not specify the name of the business.

When the suspect arrived to the location, he shook hands with a 30-year-old man inside the store. The suspect was about to leave the location, but turned around and continued talking with the man.

At that point, police say the victim bumped the suspect, causing him to drop something from his hand. An altercation ensued and a friend of the victim attempted to intervene as the suspect grabbed the other man by the collar, then pulled out a handgun and began to strike the victim.

At some point, the suspect's gun fired, striking the second victim in the chest.

That's when the suspect fled the location in a silver Chevy Malibu with no rims, headed west on McNichols.

Police say the 30-year-old victim drove the other man to a hospital. The man who was shot in the chest was listed in critical condition, while the other man sustained a graze wound to the back of the head and was listed in stable condition.

Detroit police are asking anyone who has any information regarding this incident to call the Detroit Police 11th Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-1140.