Michigan State Police are still searching for a suspect following a fatal shooting on I-75 near the Rouge bridge. The incident occurred Saturday morning and Troopers are describing the incident as a freeway shooting.
Police responded to I-75 shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday for the reports of a shooting on the I-75 freeway near the Rouge bridge. A witness told police that two vehicles were traveling down the freeway when the shooting occurred between the two vehicles. It is unknown what may have led up to the shooting.
Police say the suspect may have been driving a white or silver Chrysler 300.
While investigating the area looking for evidence, troopers were contacted by Dearborn Police who said that they were notified of a gunshot victim at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn early Saturday. The victim later died of their injuries.
State Police shut down southbound I-75 at Livernois around 5:30 a.m. attempting to locate the possible location of the shooting and to continue to search for evidence. The freeway would later reopen Saturday morning.
Johnny Sitto, a gas station owner was on his way to work when he became stuck in the closure. He said, "I had no idea what was going on and was trying to find out." Sitto explained that he doesn't feel safe driving on the freeways anymore. That people "throw rocks from bridges, there's accidents and shootings. It's hard to get on the freeway anymore.
According to police, the victim has been identified as a 28-year-old man from Lincoln Park. If you have were on the freeway at the time or may have seen something, you're asked to call Michigan State Police at 313-962-7872 as soon as possible.