Two arrested after shots fired near Somerset

By: Eric Czarnik | Troy Times | Published October 27, 2020

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TROY — Troy police say they have arrested two people after gunfire reportedly rang outside Somerset Collection.

On Oct. 25, police learned from witnesses that someone reportedly had fired gunshots in the mall’s south parking lot, located at 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, at around 4:30 p.m. Witnesses said that the shots were audible near Neiman Marcus.

Police reportedly were already present inside the mall while this was going on, as they were checking out a report of two groups of men arguing.

“It is unknown if the two incidents are related, but the shooting does not appear to be a random attack,” police said in a statement.

When officers investigated the gunfire report, they reportedly discovered shell casings and concluded that more than one gun had been used. Bullets reportedly hit four unoccupied vehicles, and police said nobody was injured.

On Oct. 25, Troy police said on Twitter that the suspect fled. But Troy police said on Facebook Oct. 26 that they have arrested two people in the vicinity, adding that their alleged roles “are currently under investigation.”

Police are still investigating what motivated the gunfire and are seeking witnesses. Officers also are reportedly looking for a “boxy” SUV, like a Dodge Durango in some sort of gray or silver shade.

A representative for Somerset Collection could not be reached for comment.