Five individuals were shot less than six hours Sunday night in a suburb near Detroit. The three Inkster shootings left four injured and one dead.
According to a police statement, two individuals were injured in a shooting at Lehigh St. and Meadowdale Ave. just after 7 p.m. They were taken to area hospitals and are expected to recover.
Shortly after midnight, police responded to a call of shots fired at Lehigh and Moore St., just a mile west of the first incident. They found nothing.
But soon after, a hospital called to report two individuals had been admitted. Police believe they were shot at the second location. One of the victims, a man, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Only a short while later, his brother entered a hospital after being shot at Northland Ave. and Beech St., two miles northwest of the second shooting.
Police are considering the three shootings separate incidents. There were no suspects as of Monday morning.
It's been a violent start to 2013 in Inkster, a city of 25,000. On a night in March, a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on a car. Three individuals who had been in the vehicle were taken to hospitals with non-threatening gunshot wounds, according to CBS Detroit.
In January, a man fired two shots into the Inkster police station, harming no one inside. According to the Detroit Free Press, the shooter drove away and was found by police, dead of an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound.