House in Eastpointe targeted 3 times by drive-by shooters

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 17, 2020

 Several rounds fired from a passing vehicle struck a home in Eastpointe July 14. It was the second time in less than a month that the home has been targeted in a drive-by shooting.

Several rounds fired from a passing vehicle struck a home in Eastpointe July 14. It was the second time in less than a month that the home has been targeted in a drive-by shooting.

Photo provided by Eastpointe Police Department

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EASTPOINTE — For the third time in less than a month, an Eastpointe home was targeted in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants.

The home, located in the 14000 block of Stephens Road, near its intersection with Hayes Avenue, was first targeted June 23. During that incident, a black Dodge Charger passed an occupied vehicle parked in the home’s driveway, turned around, opened fire and fled, according to police. Investigators said that although several rounds hit the victims’ car, no one was injured despite the car striking a tree as the four occupants attempted to flee. Police also said that those in the vehicle had no idea why they had been targeted.

The second incident occurred at 1:50 a.m. July 14. Police said they interviewed witnesses and collected evidence at the scene, but none of the victims were able to provide any leads as to the identity of the perpetrators or their motivation. Police added that no one was injured, although several shots were fired into the home, which was occupied at the time.

The third incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. July 16.

“The officers could not locate any evidence at the scene, but the person who called said that four shots were fired,” said Eastpointe Deputy Chief Eric Keiser. “No one was injured. We still don’t know why they are being targeted.”

Kesier said that extra measures were being taken to catch whoever has been targeting the home.

“We have employed some law enforcement techniques that we don’t want to reveal yet to the public to try and catch whoever is doing this,” said Keiser. “We also have spoken with the homeowner, and she said she is moving her family elsewhere. … We’re very disturbed by this case and are doing everything possible to find the suspects and their motives.”

The Eastpointe Police Department is asking anyone with information on the matter to contact police immediately at (586) 445-5100, ext. 1029.

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