PONTIAC, MI – On Monday March 23, 2020, at 12:30AM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on the report of a victim who was being treated in the Emergency Room for multiple gunshot wounds.
Upon their arrival, Deputies spoke to a second victim who was at the hospital. He suffered a single gunshot wound that was described as a grazing wound to his back and is non-life threatening.
The first victim, a 23-year-old man, of Pontiac, was unresponsive as he was rushed into the Emergency Room. He was the front seat passenger. Emergency Room staff worked to resuscitate and to stabilize his condition. The second victim, a 22-year-old man, of Pontiac, advised Deputies that he had driven them both to the hospital. He further advised Deputies that he had driven himself and his friend to the area of Osmun Street and Russell Street to meet two subjects. One of the men is 28-years old and the other is 24-years-old. Both residents of Pontiac.
He indicated that when they pulled up two men walked up to the back of his vehicle, opened the back doors and began shooting inside of the car. The victim stated that he accelerated away from the scene as gun shots continued. When he had driven safely out of the area, he realized that he and his friend had been shot and drove them to the hospital.
The victim’s vehicle had received multiple gunshots to the body and through the front and rear windows. Deputies returned to the area Osmun Street and Russell Street, where the shooting had occurred and discovered numerous spent shell casings lying in the street. An Evidence Technician responded to Osmun Street and Russell Street, as well as to the hospital to process the two scenes. Emergency Room physicians and staff were unable to revive the first victim. He was pronounced dead at 1:13AM.
Detectives from the Pontiac Substation were called in to begin their investigation. Detectives are working to notify the victim’s next of kin. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified of the victim’s death. The Medical Examiner’s Office will be transporting the deceased to the morgue. An autopsy has been scheduled. Detectives are continuing with the investigation.