A 25-year-old man was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital Saturday after suffering a gunshot wound to the left side of his head, according to a crime alert sent out to students and faculty by Wayne State Police Department.
A WSUPD officer was called to a party store at the intersection of Third and W. Forest Avenues around 2:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call about a man who was “bleeding from the head and refusing to leave the store,” the alert states.
The man told the officer he had heard gunshots minutes earlier but wasn’t aware he had been hit until after the officer observed the wound on the side of his head, the alert said. The man was unable to give the officer detailed information about the incident, according to the alert.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was listed in “stable condition with a wound to the head,” WSUPD said.
Further questioning and video footage from a business in the University Foods strip mall helped officers learn that the incident occurred on the south side of Warren Avenue, west of the Lodge freeway, according to the alert.
“The video footage shows an unknown black male firing shots in the direction of where the victim was standing on the sidewalk,” the alert said.
The suspect is described in the alert as wearing a red long sleeve jacket and black pants with a white lining from the knees down.
“The case will be handled by the Detroit Police Department, as it did not involve anyone affiliated with the University,” said WSUPD Lt. David Scott.
Sean Taormina is The South End's breaking news and WSUPD beat reporter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.