Thursday, June 25, 2020

Barrage of gunfire leaves 1 dead, another injured

A 27-year-old man was killed by gunfire and another man wounded last Wednesday morning on the 28000 block of Glenwood Street in Inkster.
According to reports from the Michigan State Police, troopers were called about 1:20 a.m. to the area near Cherry Hill and Glenwood after reports of a shooting. Inkster police had received reports of the incident at about 1 a.m., officials said.
When Inkster police officers arrived on the scene found a white Chevrolet Traverse parked on the north side of Glenwood Street facing westbound, riddled with bullet holds, according to Michigan State Police reports.
Officers found the 27-year-old man deceased behind the wheel in the driver's seat of the vehicle.
Police said more than 50 shell casings were recovered at the scene.
A man and a woman, who witnessed the shooting, drove themselves to a nearby hospital, police said. Medical personnel determined that the man had suffered non life-threatening injuries. The woman was not injured in the shooting, according to police and medical reports.
Preliminary investigation reports indicate that this was not a random shooting, although investigators could not find any witnesses as the neighborhood was canvassed by police. According to police, neighbors said the sound of fireworks apparently masked the sound of the gunfire in the altercation.
Police did not release the names of any of the parties involved in the incident.
Police said that the investigation is continuing.