State Police shut down I-94, I-96 to investigate pair of reported freeway shootings

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(WWJ) Michigan State Police shut down two freeways in Detroit on Wednesday, as they investigated a pair of reported shootings.

The MSP Metro South Post said the first happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday along westbound I-94 at I-75 in Detroit.

Police say the victims -- a female driver with a male passenger -- got in a confrontation on the freeway with a man driving a blue minivan.

The driver of the suspect vehicle reached across the passenger seat of his vehicle fired multiple shots from a handgun towards the victim, striking the car.

No one was hurt.

No arrests have been made, and police said the investigation is ongoing.

The same morning, MSP was called about another suspected shooting -- this time in the westbound I-96 Express Lanes near M-39, the Southfield Freeway.

Following further investigation into the I-96 incident, police said it was revealed that the vehicle window was shattered by a unknown object from the roadway.

As it turns out, police do not believe any shots were fired in the case. The investigation is closed.

As a result of the investigations, the westbound I-96 Express Lanes were closed at the Davison, with police diverting traffic, and Westbound I-94 was also closed at Van Dyke. All lanes have since reopened.