Witness heard 5 shots in Inkster shooting that killed man

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A man is dead and two suspects are on the run after a fatal shooting in Inkster.

Michigan State Police say it happened as the three men met up near the Inkster housing apartments on Lehigh near Williams just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.

"During the time there was an altercation that broke out between those parties, shots were fired between them," said Lt. Michael Shaw, Michigan State Police. "It's unknown if they were shooting at each other or if they were shooting at the one male there."

The victim ran from the gunfire and collapsed soon after. The two other men fled on foot.

"While I was in my kitchen I heard about five gunshots, one right after another," said Katherine Willoughby. "I looked out the kitchen window and I knew it was coming from over here (at) these apartments."

Neighbors, like Katherine Willoughby, have seen it all before.  She says the last shooting was a few months ago and she fears there's more to come.

"When the weather is nice people want to come out," she said.

FOX 2: "And that's when the guns come out?"

"Right. it's really not safe," she said.

K-9 units searched for the two men involved in the shooting. Michigan State Police advised people living nearby to be on the lookout for them.

They say the apartments where the shooting happened is a high crime area and for some, living close to it has become too much to bear.

"I'm planning on moving," she said. "It's a little bit too close to home for me and my family. My kids."

The shooting is Inkster's fourth homicide in 2019.