DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say what started as a robbery attempt on Detroit’s east side ended in a shootout with two people injured.
The incident unfolded just before 8 p.m. Friday outside of a home in the 2000 block of Meade near the I-75 and Davison Freeway interchange.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,505 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Deaths
A man was standing outside of the home when he was allegedly approached by a group of people who attempted to rob him. The man’s brother saw what was happening, grabbed him gun and rushed outside, where a shootout with the suspects ensued.
The man’s brother and one of the suspects were injured in the shooting.
According to reports, police recovered two weapons outside the home and one weapon inside.READ MORE: Preserving Legacy, Sister’s Return To Revitalize Childhood Neighborhood, After Seeing Increase In Blight
It was just one of three shooting incidents that happened Friday night in the city, leaving a total of two people dead and at least six others injured.
At a car wash along Gratiot near Houston-Whittier Street, a man was killed and four other people were wounded when an unknown suspect opened fire.
In the other incident, a 21-year-old man was shot dead while walking in a neighborhood near 8 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue after a car pulled up and two people jumped out of the back seat, one with an assault rifle.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
No suspects have been taken into custody in any of the incidents. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-267-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.