DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are trying to figure out if a couple was intentionally targeted when their vehicle was shot-up in southwest Detroit.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning near the Valero gas station on Vernor Highway and Central Street.

Sgt. Michael Woody said a 29-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were stopped at a red light when four Hispanic men in a black Chevy Impala pulled up next to their vehicle. When the light turned green, the Impala slowly pulled off and at least one gunman began shooting at the victims’ vehicle, Woody said.

Both the woman and the man were rushed to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. The woman was last reported in stable condition; the man is in temporary serious condition.

Police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspects, other than to say they were dressed in all black.

Investigators are trying to figure out if the victims knew the suspects, or if the shooting was racially motivated — both victims are white.

Lisa Green identified the victims as her niece, Nicole, and nephew, Joe.

“To me, they meant to kill them,” Green told WWJ’s Mike Campbell. “Shotgun? Four guys? That’s insanity right there. They were intending to kill them, as far as I’m concerned.”

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest.



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