Man with Semi-Automatic Rifle Fires Shots Outside Ferndale 7-Eleven
Police said two people were targeted but not injured by a masked man with a semi-automatic rifle around 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
OUTSIDE DETROIT -- Police say no one was hurt after a man with a semi-automatic rifle fired up to 10 shots at two people outside the 7-Eleven at Nine Mile and Pinecrest in Ferndale, MI.
Ferndale Police are investigating the incident that occurred around 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
Ferndale Police Lt. Casey O'Loughlin said two men approached the 7-Eleven but found the doors locked. One was wearing a Halloween mask and armed with a semi-automatic rifle.
Two younger men approached the store moments later and encountered the suspects. The suspects attempted to rob the two younger men and an altercation ensued, O'Loughlin said.
"The suspect with the rifle fired off 8 to 10 rounds at the two other citizens," O'Loughlin said. The two younger men escaped without injuries, he said.
The suspects fled and a police search, including a K-9 unit, was unsuccessful. No vehicle information is available.
One suspect was wearing a Halloween mask and a red shirt or jacket with stripes on the shoulder. The second suspect was wearing a blue shirt, khaki shorts and a baseball hat. It is not clear whether the second suspect was armed, O'Loughlin said.
"We are still investigating as of this morning," O'Loughlin said.
The 7-Eleven store may have been locked because employees were restocking after the power outages, he said.
The store, located at 1040 W. Nine Mile Road, was open Sunday morning and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Ferndale Police were on the scene.
Anyone with any information should contact Ferndale Police at 248-541-3640.