Two men are suspected of shooting five people in the span of 10 minutes Thursday morning, killing two of them and wounded the others before fleeing on foot, police said.
All the shootings were in a three- to four-block area on the city’s west side, Detroit police spokesman James Tate said.
A 48-year-old woman was fatally shot as she sat in a vehicle in front of a day care facility, Tate said. There were no children at the day care at the time and the shooting didn’t appear to be related to the facility, he said.
A 58-year-old man was killed nearby.
Both of the dead and one of the wounded were shot on Linwood Street, a busy, four-lane road that runs through blocks of old homes. The other wounded men were shot on a nearby street while they were walking together, Tate said.
Three men hospitalized after the shootings had non-life-threatening injuries.
The area around the shooting scene is lined with liquor stores, empty lots, a church, gas stations and abandoned buildings.
Tate described the suspects as young men, one wearing a hooded sweatshirt and the other in a dark coat. He said police had not established a motive for the shootings.