DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police started investigating what appeared to be a barricaded gunman situation only to find out later he wasn’t at the home — and was likely out receiving dialysis.

“Yes, we are checking our leads, and some of them are … checking local hospitals to see if this individual has shown up,” said Detroit Police Lieutenant Alvin Barren.

Lt. Barren said after a victim was discovered shot four times Sunday morning, it was believed the shooter was holed up inside a home off Warren, separate from the crime scene.

Authorities weren’t taking any chances and brought in the SWAT team and their police tank to bust inside.

“Due to the nature and the violence of the situation it is safer to bring in the experts – which would be our special response team,” said Lt. Barren.

But after raiding the home police discovered — nothing — and new information led them to believe the suspect had never been at the home — and was actually at a dialysis appointment. He still hasn’t been found.

As for that shooting victim, police told WWJ he is expected to recover.

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