Police investigate shots fired in neighborhood

By: April Lehmbeck | Advertiser Times | Published December 10, 2014

Gunshots struck a house and a garage near the intersection of Washtenaw and Riad during an incident involving several suspects in a silver Chevy Impala Dec. 6.

Shortly before noon, police responded to a call about shots fired in the area. Witnesses told police that they saw several men get out of the vehicle, with at least one suspect firing a large-caliber handgun before the suspects got back into the vehicle and headed north on Riad, according to police information.

No one was injured in the incident, and police are investigating who or what the suspects were aiming at with the gunshots. Police found several shell casings at the location of the reported incident.

“We’re working on tracking these people down,” Public Safety Director James Burke said of the suspects.

He said police also had a call just before the incident of people running through backyards in the area, but it’s unclear at this time if the two incidents are related and the suspects were perhaps shooting at those people, or if they’re unrelated calls.

“We’re still tracking down some information, and we’re still looking for the car,” Burke said.

The suspects were described only as black men. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety at (313) 343-2530 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAKUP.