DETROIT (WJBK) - Authorities are investigating after two people were fatally shot Monday morning at a home in Detroit. A third person was injured when she jumped to safety from a second-story window.
Police say the gunman was hiding outside a home in the 4000 block of Carter Street, which is near Joy Road and Grand River Avenue. Police say the gunman forced his way inside the home when a friend came over to visit.
Police say a 23-year-old woman answered the door for her friend, and the suspect forced his way inside the home and ordered everyone to go upstairs. That's when he shot and killed a 30-year-old woman, police say. A 24-year-old man was also shot and killed while trying to get away.
A 31-year-old woman was injured when she jumped out a second-story window and broke her ankle, police say.
The 23-year-old woman who answered the door was able to hide in a closet upstairs and was not injured.
"So, when I come out, I heard somebody hollering, 'Don't let him get me! Don't let him get me! Help me!'" says neighbor Stephanie Patton. "So, when I go over there she was laying on the grass in the vacant lot there. When I check on her she say, 'Don't let him get me! Don't leave me!' she said he shot my sister, or something to that effect. So I came home and got her a blanket because it's cold out there. The police hadn't come yet."
Patton says she stayed with the woman until police came.
"It's not a random happenstance," says Detroit Police Cmdr. Nick Kyriacou. "The possible perpetrator, we believe, is known to the victims."
Police say the suspect was able to get away from the scene, but it's not known if he ran or drove off. Police don't have a description of him at this time.
Police haven't said a reason for the shooting yet, nor have they released names of the victims.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.