PONTIAC, MI – Two victims, two hospitals. One victim rushed into surgery at one hospital and cannot provide details and the second victim at another hospital gives few details of the shooting incident.
On Thursday November 19th, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital on Woodward Ave. on a report of a gunshot victim in the Emergency Room. A 22-year-old Pontiac man had been shot multiple times and was in serious condition and was being treated by medical staff.
Deputies were advised that the 22-year-old had been shot once in each leg, once in the chest and once in the hand. He was being rushed to surgery and was not able to provide any details regarding how or who shot him.
Deputies reviewed the hospital security video, and it showed that the 22-year-old was dropped off at the front door by a silver vehicle which then left the parking lot followed by 3 other vehicles.
Deputies were dispatched, a short time later, to McLaren Oakland Hospital on a second gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they made contact with a 27-year-old Pontiac man who had been shot in the leg and was in stable condition.
The 27-year-old stated he was at an outdoor party when somebody started shooting. He stated that he attempted to run to his vehicle when he was shot. He also made the statement that he had drove himself to the hospital.
Deputies were able to determine that it was his vehicle that was captured on security video at St. Joseph Hospital exiting the parking lot after he had dropped off the 22-year-old. The two incidents appear to be connected.
Detectives were notified and responded to assist in the investigation. The 27-year-old provided very few details regarding the incident and Deputies were not able to locate a scene of the shooting.
The 22-year-old man was cleared from surgery and is listed in stable but serious condition. He will be questioned later Thursday.
The 27-year-old was treated and released from the hospital.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.