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No suspect information 1 month after woman shot in Ferndale

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published June 9, 2020


FERNDALE — At the end of April, the Ferndale Police Department responded to numerous shots being fired in a neighborhood.

According to police, they received numerous 911 calls at approximately 2:15 a.m. April 30 in the 300 block of West Bennett, which is near Woodward Avenue and Eight Mile Road.

Officers arrived at the scene, where they found that a 19-year-old Ferndale woman had been shot. It was determined by police through their initial investigation that the suspect “fired several shots into the home, striking the victim multiple times as she lay in her bed,” a press release states.

The Ferndale Fire Department also responded to the scene to provide aid to the woman. The woman was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

“She was in serious condition,” Sgt. Baron Brown said. “From what we’ve heard back from the Fire Department and hospital, were it not for the swift application of a tourniquet that our officers carry, that there’s a possibility she could’ve bled to death within a couple of minutes.”

Brown said June 3 the young woman now is “well into her recovery.”

As for the status of the investigation more than a month after the shooting occurred, Brown stated that it’s currently ongoing and that the department is “still working on it.”

He also confirmed that there is no new information on a potential suspect or a vehicle description.

At the time of the incident, the Ferndale Police Department encouraged anyone who might have observed any suspicious activity that night to share what they saw. For residents who have home camera systems, police also asked that they review whether they might have captured any footage from 2 to 2:15 a.m.

Brown said the department still is accepting any information, and people can share information by calling the police at (248) 541-3650.