SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) (8/7/19) - Michigan State Police say a man was in critical condition after being shot on I-75 in Saginaw County.
A 29-year-old was listed in critical condition after being shot by someone in a passing car while driving on southbound I-75 near the 151 mile marker in Saginaw County.
Investigators were called out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to southbound I-75 near mile marker 151, which is around the M-81 interchange.
The 29-year-old victim was driving southbound when another car pulled alongside him and someone inside opened fire. The victim got hit by multiple bullets, but he was able to pull over safely on the shoulder.
The 29-year-old was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday. The suspect vehicle drove off.
Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser said the victim was in town for a funeral. Investigators believe the shooter targeted the victim and it was not a random crime.
"This gentleman was targeted, we do know that," Kaiser said. "We didn't want to alarm the public to think there was a freeway shooter. This was not the case."
About a half hour after the I-75 shooting, a man was on his porch on South 23rd Street in Saginaw when he says two men approached him and shot him. Police believe his injuries are not life-threatening.
No suspects have been arrested in either case. Police are investigating whether the two shootings are related.
The incidents add to a violent week and a half in the Saginaw area. In the last 10 days, one person died and at least nine others have been injured in shootings.
Kaiser said police believe there are people are out there who can stop the violence and he is asking them to call police.
"They know the people doing the shooting. They know where they are located at, and sometimes it takes only a little bit of information that could be the missing piece of the puzzle to put it all together for us," he said.
Anyone with information on the shootings can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.