Police Find No Evidence After Reported Shooting On Lodge Freeway

WWJ News
December 26, 2019 - 9:20 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police in Detroit are still searching for answers after a drive-by shooting was reported on the Lodge Freeway.

Michigan State Police say officers were flagged down around 1 a.m. Thursday just off M-10, at Davison and Wildemere, and found a 22-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. 

"He stated that he was driving southbound on the lodge near the Davison when an unknown vehicle came alongside and fired several shots at his vehicle," said Lt. Mike Shaw. "He ended up being hit; the female passenger did not. They ended up switching positions so she could drive and that's when they exited the freeway and located a DPD unit."

Police shut down the freeway for roughly an hour in an attempt to locate the crime scene and look for evidence, but Shaw said investigators found nothing.

The victim is in serious condition and was rushed into surgery, so officers haven't yet been able to get his version of events. 

"Once we make contact with him, we're hoping to get a better explanation of what occurred and then we'll take our investigation from there," said Shaw. "We still haven't determined if this actually occurred on the freeway or not, and that will be something that we need to hone down on."

An investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has any other information is asked to contact police at 734-287-5000.