Detroit— Four people were shot, at least two fatally, in a series of random shootings Sunday morning along Seven Mile on Detroit’s west side, police said.
At a press conference Sunday afternoon, Detroit Police Chief James White said the shootings were done by a single suspect with a single weapon and appeared to be random because nothing connected the four victims.
White said the suspect is a man in his 20s to early 30s and about 5-foot-8. Police issued a press release with his photo of him before the 2 pm press conference at the 12th Precinct.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan urged anyone with information about the shootings to contact police.
“The suspect already shot four people. Please call immediately. Someone out there knows who this is. No one wants a violent confrontation with this person,” Duggan said.
Police warned the public to remain indoors and to call 9-1-1 if they see the suspect.
White said the first victim, a 40-year-old woman, was found with multiple gunshot wounds at Wyoming and Margareta at about 4:45 am White said he did not know the woman’s condition.
While police were at the scene, a person approached them and told them another victim was nearby, and the body of a 28-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds at Seven Mile and Wyoming.
At about 6:50 am the body of a 40-year-old female was found in Livernois near Seven Mile, White said.
And at 7:10 am a man was shot on Pennington north of Seven Mile and is in serious condition, he said. The man had seen the suspect looking into vehicles and told him to get away when the suspect shot him, he said.
Megan Owens, who lives in Pennington, said she heard about a dozen shots from her window.
“We thought it was fireworks,” Owens said. “It’s usually very peaceful here.”
She said an older man walking his dog was bleeding from a wound on his leg. The man put his belt around his leg to stop the bleeding and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, she said.
The dog was bleeding from his paw, and the man’s wife took the dog to a veterinarian, she said.
This story will be updated.