DEARBORN, Mich. (WJBK) - Dearborn police are investigating a double shooting that happened at a gas station Tuesday night.
The shooter told police he was a CPL holder and claimed the shooting was in self-defense. However, when the police watched the video they found a different story.
The scene was captured by witnesses just moments after the shooting happened inside the Citgo gas station at the corner of Greenfield and Tireman.
"I heard a gunshot noise and it came across so, I pulled up and all I saw was two cops in the back street," said Mo Hachem.
"We respond, usually in one to three minutes and this was no different. It was a dangerous situation and we had to get there in a hurry," said Chief Ron Haddad, Dearborn Police Department.
This was no random act of violence, according to Chief Haddad.
"The subject draws a weapon and fires multiple rounds, striking both victims."
The chief says the suspected shooter in this is a CPL holder and claims the shooting was in self- defense. However, when the police watch the video they found a different story.
"It showed an assault take place. The motive is still being investigated."
The cell phone cameras were still recording as victims were wheeled out of the gas station on stretchers. Two people suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the encounter.
"It just made me feel happy that they caught everyone. There were two people who left on stretchers I hope they made it out alive," said Hachem.
As for the shooter, police say once the investigation is complete, the findings will be passed along to the prosecutor to see what charges may be filed.
"This kind of behavior is totally unacceptable. It puts the general public at harm," said Chief Haddad. "We are going to make sure we charge this person appropriately and hold him accountable."
Both victims are expected to recover from their injuries.
Chief Haddad says the shooting happened after some kind of altercation inside the gas station, and that it appears everyone had been acquainted with each other for some time prior to this incident.