1 killed, 1 injured in shooting outside liquor store in Detroit

- One person was killed and another was injured early Sunday morning in a shooting at a liquor store on Detroit's west side.

The shooting happened at the Spotlight Liquor Store on W McNichols Road, near Telegraph Road around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say two men were sitting inside their red Dodge Durango when the gunman approached their vehicle and started firing shots inside the car. A 26-year-old in the passenger's seat was killed, and the 40-year-old man in the driver's seat was injured.

When police got to the scene, the 40-year-old victim was outside of the vehicle on the ground, and told police he was already paralyzed prior to this shooting. He was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the shooting. They say the suspect has a light complexion and was wearing a dark hoodie, and may have been wearing a mask. He also had on dark jeans and white tennis shoes.

Police also say the store owner says the two victims had been parked in the liquor store parking lot for more than an hour before the shooting happened, talking to people in another car nearby.

Police aren't saying why the two men were sitting in the car for so long. Their investigation continues, but after a violent weekend, Sgt. Michael Woody with Detroit Police is echoing the chief's call for calm.

"Let's have a safe summer. Let's let calm, reason prevail here. We've talked about most of these incidents happen because there's a lack of judgement, an inability to deal with conflict," he says.

You can read more about the uptick in violence this weekend here.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 


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