Police investigating 2 shootings on same Detroit street

A pregnant woman is shot on Rockdale, just a few blocks away on the same street where a second person was wounded days earlier.

Now police are looking for the suspects in both shootings in the Brightmoor neighborhood.

"Two cars pull up a guy came out with a gun and started shooting," said resident Robert Phillips.

When Robert Phillips saw bullets fly into the air Sunday afternoon, he immediately wanted to get his grandchild to safety

"So I grabbed the grandbaby and got him in the house," Phillips said. "So he wouldn't get hurt."

A woman who got caught in the crossfire is expected to survive, but police say the gunmen in the two vehicles are still on the loose 

But that's not all.

Just last week, a few blocks away from Sunday's shooting scene a pregnant woman standing in her living room was shot several times by a gunman standing on the street.

That gunman also got away.

But police reacted quickly and took the pregnant woman to the hospital where she and her unborn child survived their injuries.

"Unfortunately the warm weather brings out idiots," said Steve Dolunt, assistant Detroit police chief. "And they come out with guns and they start shooting each other. In both cases an innocent bystander was shot,"

Phillips says these type of shootings have him afraid to walk in his neighborhood.

"You can't walk to your local store anymore, you know what I'm saying, to buy a pop, cigarettes," he said.

"I did talk to the captain out there," Dolunt said. "We've addressed the quality of life out there. Some of the neighbors have complained that there isn't enough of a police presence.  are making arrests. 

"We did what you call an OT operation, offer to engage for both johns and the hookers and made three arrests there. We've also made an arrest for felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon and we got a gun, so we are there.

"You might not see us all the time, but we're there making arrests."

If you have any information about the shooting, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or Detroit police at (313) 596-5300.
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