DETROIT (FOX 2) - Two teens were shot and wounded in a drive-by near Evergreen and Fargo Street Monday afternoon, near Henry Ford High School at dismissal.
A 16-year-old student was found shot twice, while a second student was found down the street also wounded twice. Both are in temporary serious condition and the injuries are not life-threatening, said Detroit Police Chief James White.
The shootings took place at dismissal at the school, at about 3:40 p.m White said, adding that three suspects are being sought. Although the victims are students at the school, the chief did not know if the suspects also attended Henry Ford HS.
"We are looking for three African-American males possibly all three wearing masks," he said. "No one else is at risk it appears to be an isolated incident, (a result) of a conflict that groups were having."
A witness told FOX 2 that she saw a white van flee the scene just after the shooting.
"We heard gunshots, we dropped low," said neighbor Tiffany Butler. "We went to window and heard tires and a white van taking off and some students running around. I let one young man in, so he could call his parents he was shaken up really bad. it happened in front of him.
"I looked and saw what I believe was the grandmother's car, they pulled him out of it and laid him on the ground. And he was shot up pretty bad."
White said that a DPS car was on school grounds for dismissal, which is customary when a lieutenant heard gun shots.
"He rushed over to what appears to … a gunshot victim, a 16-year-old suffering from at least two gunshot wounds," White said. "Down the street from this location, a few yards up, is another gunshot victim, suffering from two gunshots.
"Apparently that victim was headed to his grandmother's car, his grandmother was waiting inside the vehicle when he was struck."
Butler watched as first responders tended to one of the victims as his grandmother was left in shock.
"She got out pretty calm at first. then after calling family members she was shaken up. mother came on the scene fainted, the aunt came on the scene and they ran to Grace Hospital."
Two Detroit police officers responding to the call were involved in a crash at Evergreen and Outer Drive. Both officers and the civilian driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
White said the main suspect DPD is looking for is a juvenile, and he said he expects an arrest soon.
Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.