Driver Shot on I-96, Police Searching for Shooter
One driver is being treated for a gunshot wound to their buttocks, according to reports.
Updated on Saturday at 6 p.m.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, a 46-year-old man from Delton was the victim of a gunshot wound that struck him in his left buttock while travelling eastbound on I-96 on Saturday.
The vehicle was struck by a fired projectile in the driver's side door from an unknown firearm, according to the report.
Police say the victim was transported to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Another incident, which occured at 11:52 a.m., involved an 18-year-old male driver from Canton and his 18-year-old female passenger from Plymouth, both of who were unharmed, according to the report.
The vehicle was struck while driving eastbound on I-96, a mile west of the Fowlerville Road exit, according to the report. Police say a projectile struck the driver side rear window and continued through to the passenger side rear window.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Marc King at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Det. King can be reached at 517-540-7953.
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Police are searching for a suspect believed to have shot a man while driving on I-96 Saturday morning.
WHMI reports that the shots took place before 1 p.m. near the weigh station in the Fowlerville area. The Fowlerville exit is currently closed while authorities investigate.
The victim is being treated for a gunshot wound to their buttocks, according to a report from WDIV-TV, Local 4. The report also states that another vehicle was also hit by gunfire, but the driver was unharmed.
A task force was created last week in response to more than 20 reported shootings along the I-96 corridor, including incidents in Oakland and Livingston County.