Detroit police arrest suspected gunman in ‘random’ capturing

DETROIT (AP) — Four people were shot, three dead, by a man who appeared to be shooting at random people for about 2 1/2 hours on Sunday morning in Detroit, police said.

Police arrested an unidentified suspect Sunday night after and an hours-long manhunt with help from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Detroit Police Chief James White said clues led officers to the suspect, but did not release further information.

“Thank you to the hardworking men and women of DPD who put themselves in danger every day. Also, a big thank you to our law enforcement partners,” the department said on its Facebook page late Sunday.

White said police traced all four shootings to a single firearm and believed there was one shooter. He said investigators did not believe there was a connection between the victims, noting one person was walking a dog and another waiting for a bus when they were shot.

He said police found a woman in her 40s who had been shot several times at around 4:45 am on Sunday. While officers were investigating the fatal shooting, a witness reported a 28-year-old man had been shot several times nearby, White said.

The third victim, a woman in her 40s, was found in the area at around 6:50 am. He died after being shot several times, police said.

At around 7:10 a.m., an elderly man reported that he saw a man peering into the vehicle. When the old man told the man to get away from the car, the gunman opened fire on the old man, who was shot once and survived, police said.

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