Two teens shot in Detroit following altercation at high school

The scene of a shooting outside a Mobile gas station on Detroit's west side. Photo by Steve Neavling.
The scene of a shooting outside a Mobile gas station on Detroit’s west side. Photo by Steve Neavling.

By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

A fight that started at Northwestern High School ended with the drive-by shooting of two teenagers at a gas station on Detroit’s west side this afternoon.

Dozens of police officers swarmed the area, shutting down West Grand River at Grand Boulevard.

Injured were a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy.

Their condition wasn’t immediately clear, but they are expected to survive.

Police said the shooter was in a black Cadillac SRX and was seeking retaliation for a fight that had occurred the day before. The suspects were still on the loose at 5:30 p.m.

A large crowd of high schoolers were at the scene.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.