MSP: No shots fired after driver reports freeway shooting on I-96

No shots were fired after a driver reported a freeway shooting on I-96 in Redford, Michigan State Police said.

The victim contacted Livonia police around 4:25 a.m. Friday to report the alleged shooting. He claimed a semi-truck driver shot at him on the westbound side of the freeway near Telegraph.

No one was injured, and no vehicles were struck. After closing down the freeway for an investigation, police determined no shots were fired. Police called it a road rage incident and closed the investigation. 

The investigation also led police off the freeway to the area of Middlebelt and Five Mile, where the semi was stopped, so the semi driver could be interviewed. 

While no shots were fired this time, police said people are often overreacting and shooting others.

"People are getting in arguments over silly things – if the Lions are going to make the playoffs or not. Next thing you know, someone's pulling out a gun and shooting somebody," said MSP F/LT Michael Shaw. "We as a society need to start figuring out ways to start descalating these incidents and that is what we are stuck with today."