PONTIAC, MI – Two Pontiac women are grateful they were not more seriously injured when they were both hit by gunfire on Sunday July 12th, 2020 in a possible attempted murder incident.
On Sunday, at approximately 9:38 p.m., Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Baltimore and Emerson on a report of shots fired near the intersection. An unoccupied gray 2007 Nissan Altima was located with multiple bullet holes in it.
Multiple shell casings were in the street. A witness reported seeing a female lying in the street before several subjects helped her into a vehicle which was last seen driving away. Shortly thereafter, St. Joseph’s Mercy Oakland reported two gunshot victims had just arrived at their emergency room.
Deputies responded to the hospital and spoke with the victims. The first victim stated that she heard gunshots and ran away and felt a pain in her foot. The second victim stated that she saw a black truck leaving the scene but could not identify a shooter.
The first victim, 18-years-old, of Pontiac, had a wound to her foot. The second victim, 20-years-old, of Pontiac, had a graze bullet wound to her lower leg. Both were listed in stable condition.
Detectives responded and began their investigation. An evidence tech processed the scene and collected 23 shell casings which were placed into the property room. The investigation is ongoing.
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