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2 teens fatally shot on Southfield service drive in Detroit

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Two teens are dead after shots were fired at this Mercury Grand Marquis in northwest Detroit.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Two teens are dead after shots were fired at this Mercury Grand Marquis in northwest Detroit. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Two were killed by gunshots in an ambush in northwest Detroit.  A Mercury Grand Marquis was riddled with bullets, probably from an AK-47, according to police sources.

Teenagers inside the car were in a dispute with at least two others at a Detroit home.  The Mercury was driven off, and that party was followed by people in a black SUV.  That SUV ambushed the Mercury on the southbound Southfield Freeway service drive at Cathedral near Joy Road.

"We have a two fatal victims, one a female and one a male," said Inspector Dwane Blackmon from Detroit Police.

After he was shot, the male got out of the car and ran before collapsing and dying on the service drive.  The female was found dead in the car.  Both are only teenagers.

A third victim, a female teen, sustained glass fragment cuts to her face.  She'll be okay.

Veteran homicide investigators are sadden to notify both families on the deaths of the two young people, and they say the disagreement and the ambush that followed never should have happened.

"It seems to be that what we're lacking is the ability to resolve conflicts without shooting," Blackmon said.  "This particular incident from what I'm being told is something that could've been, I believe, handled without shots being fired at people inside vehicles."

A restraining fence could have very well kept the car from catapulting onto the freeway.

As many as two suspects and two guns may have been involved in the shooting.  Detroit Police are investigating.  If you have any information, you are asked to give them a call.

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