Welcome To The Shitshow
Detroit’s West Side: Another wild night on Detroit’s west side this evening. At about 6:30PM, DPD’s 8th Precinct responded to reports of a shooting at the BP Gas Station, 24761 W 7 Mile.
Arriving officers found that indeed a shooting had taken place, but the victims had fled the scene. DPD’s 8th Precinct then started polling hospitals and discovered the victims had made their way to Botsford/Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, alive.
The 3 victims, all males, were shot while sitting inside their vehicle outside the front doors of the BP gas station. Surveillance video caught the shooting, showing a shirtless Black male armed with appears to be a stainless steel semi-automatic, firing repeatedly into the victims vehicle, a silver Ford Focus.
Reports indicate a conversation between the shooter and the victims turned sideways, then; of course, as it often does in Detroit, gunfire erupted and people starting leaking.
Other patrons of the gas station can be seen beating feet in the video as the shots rang out, looking for cover.
The victims vehicle can be seen speeding off while the shooter, seemingly confused at no longer having anything to shoot at, started sprinting away to the west. It took a couple of seconds, but he remembered his ride was back in the other direction…shooting people can get confusing.
The shooter sprinted back to where he came from and jumped into the front passenger seat of a silver Kia Sedona, it didn’t stick around of course, that would be stupid.
The victims then drove themselves to Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills where their vehicle was placed into evidence by the DPD.
The Bad Guys
The suspects are described as 3 Black males. The shooter, the front passenger of the vehicle is described as a skinny Black male, shirtless, wearing blue jeans with “nappy hair”, 19-20 years old. The driver is described as heavy set, dark complected, wearing a white t-shirt and white baseball hat. The third passenger is described as a Black male wearing an open checkered red shirt. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Grand River, then southbound on Salem.
Of the three victims, one is in critical condition and the other two are in stable condition at Botsford/Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills. They’re all in their 20s according to the Detroit Police.