3 shot at, one dead after gunman randomly opens fire in Detroit, police search for suspect

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Residents have been asked to stay alert and call 911 if they know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect.

Detroit Police and investigators look over a shooting scene on Pennington Drive, north of Seven Mile Road, in Detroit on Sunday. (Source: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A person randomly opened fire at four people in a span of two hours in Detroit in the United States
  • Various agencies have been roped in to trace the suspect
  • Police traced all four shootings to one firearm and believe there is only one shooter

Four people were shot, of whom three were critically injured, after a person randomly opened fire at them in a span of two hours in Detroit in the United States on Sunday morning, said police.

On Sunday afternoon, police launched a search for the suspect with the help of FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Detroit Police Chief James White warned residents to be alert and call 911 if they know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect. “What we want to do today is get him off the street,” White said.

White said police traced all four shootings to one firearm and believe there is only one shooter. He said investigators don’t believe there was any connection between the victims, noting one person was walking a dog and another waiting for a bus when they were shot.

White added police discovered a woman in her 40s, who had been shot multiple times around 4:45am on Sunday. While officers were investigating that fatal shooting, a witness reported a 28-year-old man had been shot multiple times nearby, White said.

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

Around 7:10 am, an elderly man reported he saw a man peering into vehicles. When the elderly man told the person to get away from the cars, the gunman fired at the elderly man, who was shot once but survived, said police.

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