Detroit police search for gunman in ‘random’ fatal shootings | national news


DETROIT (AP) — Four people were shot, three fatally, by a person who appeared to shoot random people over a period of about 2 1/2 hours Sunday morning in Detroit, police said.

Police were searching for a suspect Sunday afternoon with help from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Detroit Police Chief James White warned residents to be vigilant and call 911 if they know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect.

“What we want to do today is get him off the streets,” White said.

White said police traced the four shots to a gun and believed there was a shooter. He said investigators did not believe there was a connection between the victims, noting that one person was walking a dog and another was waiting for a bus when they were shot.

He said police discovered a woman in her 40s who had been shot multiple times around 4.45am on Sunday. As officers investigated the fatal shooting, a witness reported that a 28-year-old man was shot several times nearby, White said.

A third victim, a woman in her 40s, was found in the area around 6:50 a.m. She died after being shot multiple times, police said.

At approximately 7:10 a.m., an elderly man reported seeing a man scanning vehicles. When the elderly man told the person to get away from the cars, the gunman shot the elderly man, who was shot once and survived, police said.

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