DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit police are investigating the deaths of two people inside a home in Detroit early Monday morning. Police say a 27-year-old woman was fatally shot by her friend's estranged boyfriend, and that the man then died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says just after 7 a.m. Monday the boyfriend kicked in the door of a home in the 2600 block of Wreford Street, which is near Grand Boulevard and Linwood Street.
Craig says the man's estranged girlfriend was staying at the home with a friend. Craig says the man fired multiple shots as soon as he got inside the home and saw the girlfriend.
Craig says the woman was hit three times, but that she was able to escape the house with an 11-year-old child who was also inside. The child was not hurt. The woman was rushed to the hospital but it's not clear yet it her injuries are life-threatening.
Meanwhile, the suspect was still inside the home and Craig says he fatally shot the girlfriend's friend, a woman in her 20s. Craig says the 37-year-old man then died by suicide.
Craig says a 9-day-old baby was also inside the home, who belongs to the suspect and the girlfriend. Craig says the baby was not hurt in the domestic situation, but was found to be with hypothermia and was also taken to the hospital.
Craig says the girlfriend had an active PPO against the suspect, and that she was staying with the friend who was fatally shot.
Craig says the suspect has a violent history. Craig also said the suspect was at the friend's home on Sunday causing a disturbance, but that police were not called.
Police have not yet given the names of the victims and the suspect.