Man hospitalized after drive-by shooting at K of C

By SHERRI KOLADE
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — A drive-by shooting Oct. 7 at Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Hunt Council 3312, 7080 Garling Drive, left one man wounded and police on the hunt for others allegedly involved.

According to a police report, at 1:47 p.m. Oct. 7 at the K of C Hall, a man left a celebration he attended earlier at the hall and attempted to get into his vehicle when he heard a few men behind him tell to “move the f—– along” several times.

The man said as he stepped into his car he heard several shots fired and he saw a man, described as black and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, shooting at him. The victim said he realized he was shot in his left shoulder and immediately fled in a nearby witness’ vehicle.

According to the report, the victim flagged down a Detroit police officer in his car and the officer took him to Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit.

The victim told police that he did not know the suspects.

According to the police report, the suspects drove away in either a black Dodge Avenger or black Chevrolet Impala, shooting their guns as they left the parking lot.

The motive is still unclear.

Witnesses called 911 and Dearborn Heights Police Officer Michael Bacher went to the scene and did not find shell casings or evidence of shots fired in the lot, according to the report.

After Bacher left the scene about 20 minutes later he got called back to the location to meet Detroit Police Sgt. Harold Ashford to obtain any information on the victim.

Ashford told Bacher that the victim flagged him down and told him he was shot; Ashford then took him to the hospital for treatment.

The report also stated that a nearby surveillance camera might have caught the incident on tape.

Also according to the report, a witness confirmed with reporting officers that she saw two men shooting at a boy in the parking lot.

No further information is available on the suspects.