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Posted on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 1:51 p.m.

Authorities respond to Superior Township shooting

By John Counts


Police investigate the area where a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Ford Road in Superior Township Friday.

Melanie Maxwell |

Authorities were dispatched to Superior Township around 1:20 p.m. Friday for a man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Joyce Williams, spokeswoman for Huron Valley Ambulance, confirmed that medical emergency vehicles had been sent to the intersection of Northbrooke Drive and Ford Road for the shooting. The intersection is near the Arbor Hills subdivision.

The victim was transported to U-M Hospital in unstable condition.

The 911 call came from a citizen eyewitness, Williams said.


Investigators sift through evidence along Ford Road near Northbrook Drive in Superior Township.

Melanie Maxwell |

Updated at 2:47 p.m.: Ford Road is closed from the 6900 block to the 7000 block as investigators comb the side of the road where the male victim was apparently found. Paper and other materials were being collected as evidence.

Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said in all likelihood, the shooting didn't take place where the man was found.

"The shooting may have occurred somewhere else," he said.

Police have conducted a preliminary interview with the man, who Fox said had multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. Details are still trying to be pieced together. While the circumstances aren't yet known, police do know the shooter and victim weren't strangers.

"It was not a random act of violence," Fox said. "We have some good leads to follow up on."

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Ann English

Sat, Aug 11, 2012 : 2:20 a.m.

The map tells me that that area has developed within the past five years; I remember driving past Galpin Drive when it was a dead-end road, just six years ago. Other residential roads now in that area didn't exist in 2007.


Sat, Aug 11, 2012 : 2 a.m.

Guns are great until some nut decides to pull the trigger.!

Julie Baker

Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 10:44 p.m.

We just posted an update to this story. Read it here:


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 10:43 p.m.

I drove by the site just as the PoPo/5-0 were arriving. I saw a big black dude laying on his side with a by stander applying pressure to his upper thigh. Lots of blood

Jimmy McNulty

Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 10:10 p.m.

Definitely NOT the usual area of Superior Township where crimes of this nature happen.


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 8:49 p.m.

That's an extremely odd place to be wondering around without a car. I wonder if this happened in one of the subdivisions close by and he was running away?


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 10:19 p.m.

"Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said in all likelihood, the shooting didn't take place where the man was found"


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 8:41 p.m.

Drug deal gone bad?


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 10:18 p.m.

Way to give an expert analysis. Send a resume to FoxNews.


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 6:29 p.m.

Whoa. Will be watching for updates. Note, there is no apt complex anywhere near here. Only luxury mansions and estates....


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 9:44 p.m.

Ross, crime can happen anywhere.


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 8:19 p.m.

real closer too ann arbor, really!


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 7:16 p.m.

Not that far from the notorious LeForge Road area, my bet is something went down there and they dumped him up the road!


Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 6:56 p.m.

Yea, Ross that's the same thing I was thinking

John Counts

Fri, Aug 10, 2012 : 6:45 p.m.

Thanks, Ross. We're dealing with information very quickly as it comes in and initially thought it was an apartment complex but have since made a change to refelct that the area is a subdivision. Thanks for the heads up.