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4 People Shot at BP Gas Station in Ecorse

ECORSE, MI – The Ecorse Police station became part of a crime scene at 1 this morning after shots rang out at the BP gas station in Ecorse on October 21st, 2014.BP

Four men who were in a 2003 Dodge Durango being driven by a woman, who were out celebrating the birthday of one of the men in the vehicle, 24-year-old Matthew Bargee, pulled into the BP gas station to get fuel at the corner of Union and Jefferson in Ecorse.

A masked gunman appeared and opened fire with a shotgun.  Each of the four men were hit by the gunfire.

Instead of calling 911, they got into the Durango and drove two blocks down the street  to the Ecorse police station to get help.

A lone officer inside of the building assisted the four men by notifying other officers for help and contacting EMS.  He had to help the most severely injured by tying a tourniquet around his leg so that he would not bleed out inside of the police station before EMS could arrive.

It is believed that this shooting was not random and that Matthew Bargee was the target of the gunman.

Each injured person is expected to survive their injuries.

The victims range in age from 19 to 24.

The investigation continues.  If you have any information you’re asked to call the Ecorse Police Department at (313) 381-0900

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