Police searching for killers in auto body shop shooting

Just steps away from where a business owner was murdered just 24 hours before, Detroit police were back on-scene at Newport and Mack on the city's east side Thursday for another shooting. 

Police say a 52-year-old man had been walking outside of the shop around 3:15 p.m. Thursday when a burgundy truck pulled up next to him and the passenger got out and began shooting at him.

That victim, shot four times was in critical condition Thursday according to police but was expected to survive.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, police released video of Willie Foster's Suspected killers. Two men walked into an east side auto shop and opened fire killing a man at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The scene remained active with police and a large crowd of bystanders nearly three hours later Wednesday night with at least 50 people standing outside the shop at Mack near Newport, crying, hugging and just simply in disbelief.

Distant sobs could be heard outside this garage as Angela Foster says her husband, 50-year-old Willie Foster, is gone.

"Oh my God, I know that it isn't true," she said. "I can't hardly close my eyes at night."

Police say that two suspects walked into the shop and began firing at Foster. Investigators are looking for a white Chevrolet Impala the suspects are believed to have fled in.

"They walked in, he had the gate open, they walked in," said Angela Foster.

The family says the loving father and husband owned the shop for years. He was known well around this tight-knit neighborhood.

Detroit police Director of Media Michael Woody says, "we understand there may have been an argument that occurred prior however, we didn't know what that argument was."

While police are unsure if the two shootings are related they say, it would be a big coincidence if they weren't.

"All of these good people keep dying in this city.. And it's just absolutely unnecessary. I know I'm fed up. I know the citizens are fed up. And we are going to catch these guys," said Woody.

 

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