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Posted on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : 5:47 a.m.

Man shot in leg in Ypsilanti Thursday night

By Cindy Heflin

Editor's note: This article has been updated with additional information.

An Ypsilanti Township resident police believe was an innocent bystander was shot in the leg Thursday night on the south side of Ypsilanti, police said.

The 45-year-old man was talking with a several people in the 600 block of Armstrong Street at 9:49 p.m. when another group of people in the area began to run, the victim told police. He then heard a gunshot and felt pain in his leg and realized he had been shot in the upper thigh.

He flagged down a passing motorist who took him to an area hospital for treatment, Ypsilanti police said in a press release. The man is in good condition, according to the release.

Sgt. Troy Fulton said there's no indication the shooting is related to another shooting Monday in which a man was shot in the stomach on Harriet Street. Fulton said police have no reason to believe either shooting is gang-related.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information in the case should contact Lt. Paul DeRidder at 734-482-2061.

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Urban Sombrero

Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : 11:58 p.m.

This is such a bummer. At least it was just a leg. It could've been worse and been in the head, or heart, I guess. I really hope the victim recovers quickly. No one deserves to be shot like that.


Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : 10:08 p.m.

Such a shame that one can't stand on a street in Ypsi before 10 p.m. just talking to several people. It was such a nice night, other than the mosquitoes and the gunman. Glad to hear the man is in good condition.


Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : 7:03 p.m.

Why do bad things only happen to innocent bystanders? Nothing EVER happens to the guilty bystanders!

Urban Sombrero

Sat, Aug 20, 2011 : 12:58 a.m.

You are so right. It seems like it's almost always the innocents who suffer in situations like this.

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Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : 10:31 a.m.

group of people...another group of people... hmmmmmm....