Two men escape gas station riddled with almost 50 gunshots in SW Detroit

Almost 50 rounds were unloaded as a man pumps gas at a southwest Detroit gas station and now two men are thankful to be alive.

Omar Ahmed's last day at the BP station near Fort and Schaefer was Wednesday. Early that morning, chaos and bullet holes riddled the station.

Ahmed said he had just laid down to get some sleep around 1:00 A.M. when, out of nowhere, he heard gunshots. Almost 50 of them, to be exact. 

"It sound like fireworks. It was constant and it just kept going. It was probably 20 seconds but felt like 5 minutes," Ahmed said.

Police said there were four men who pulled out the guns and started firing as one of Ahmed's regular customers was filling up. That  man ran inside the gas station for cover. Ahmed offered shelter as the gunshots continued.

"I see him on the floor and he's hiding and telling me open. He came in and we locked door went next to register and laid down,"Ahmed said.

Ahmed's vehicle was hit with gunshots but, remarkably, neither man was killed. Ahmed was unharmed but the customer was hit in the ankle.

"He was shot in ankle but because of adrenaline look like he didn't feel nothing."

Ironically, Wednesday is Ahmed's last day at the gas station; it's now under new ownership. He says he doesn't consider himself a hero but he does know one thing

"Everything is destined. It wasn't my time."

Police are searching for a motive and the suspects. Any information that can help them crack this case contact police or crime stoppers. 
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