Convenience store shooting: Shots fired into car, police searching for victims and suspects
An altercation that resulted in gunfire at an Ypsilanti Township convenience store parking lot on Saturday afternoon left police searching for the suspects - and the victims.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying both parties in the incident, according to an alert broadcast on Sunday morning.
According to the report:
"Shortly before 12:55 a vehicle pulls into the In & Out parking lot. This vehicle is described as a light colored 2 door car with black door handles - compact car, possibly foreign in model. A few moments later a second vehicle described as a charcoal colored Chevy HHR also pulls in the parking lot. A suspect from the first vehicle begins shooting into the Chevy HHR. Both vehicles flee the scene. The shooters vehicle is last seen heading north on Harris Rd. while the victims vehicle (the Chevy HHR) is found a short time later on Jeffrey St. in the neighborhood near the In & Out party store. The victims were not with the vehicle when it was found."
The store is located at 1100 Share Avenue at the corner of North Harris Road near the I-94 Service Drive. Jeffrey Street is about one mile west, behind the Gault Village shopping center.
Police said this morning that the HHR was found with several bullet holes in it.
"At this time we have no information that anyone was actually struck by a bullet," spokesman Derrick Jackson said by email.
The sheriff's office released a video of a previous shooting in the parking lot in early 2011 when they were searching for suspects in that incident. It's unclear whether a surveillance video will help investigators with this incident.
No victims were found after the incident in January, either, according to reports.
Anyone with information can contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office at 911 or via the confidential tip-line (734-973-7711) or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-UP.