Two men die in front of River Rouge police station after being shot in Ecorse

Two men were shot in the back of a vehicle in Ecorse and later died Thursday morning after being driven to River Rouge.

A shootout occurred between several individuals near Union and High Streets, just west of Jefferson.

The men, identified as being in their 20's, were driven in the same car they were shot in to the River Rouge Police Department, where they were later declared dead.

"It troubles me deeply when I go to a crime scene and I got such young lives being lost for no reason at all," said Ecorse Police Chief Dr. Joseph E. Thomas Jr. "It troubles me deeply when you can have that lack of feeling to take another person's life under this set of circumstances in the way they did."

The shooting happened around 5:45 a.m. in Ecorse after someone open-fired on a white Kia Sorento with an Ohio license plate. The gunfire hit two men in the backseats.

Two women were also in the vehicle, sitting in the front seats.

Fleeing from the gunfire, the women drove and happened on the River Rouge Police Department on West Jefferson.

Police spent the late morning investigating both the shooting scene and in front of the department, where the Sorento ended up. Bullet holes could be seen in the exterior.

Police also discovered several rounds from multiple guns at the shooting scene.