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Man Shot in Face in New Year's Eve Incident in Novi

Novi police are continuing to investigate the incident.

The Novi Police Department is investigating an incident between two motorists which resulted in gunfire, according to a press release. At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 31, Novi police responded to the Novi Square Plaza, near Pontiac Trail and West Park Drive, on a 911 call stating a vehicle had crashed into the Dollar Tree store.

Upon arrival, officers found a 35-year-old Sterling Heights man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face sitting in his Cadillac Escalade that had crashed into the storefront. Officers also located a 30-year-old Wolverine Lake man near a pickup truck at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates the two men had engaged in a traffic altercation in Wixom, which ended in a confrontation in the Novi Square Plaza where one motorist fired a handgun at the other, striking him in the face. The injured man then crashed his vehicle into the Dollar Tree. Both men were armed with handguns and are properly licensed to carry a concealed pistol.

The wounded Sterling Heights man was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Sergeant Matt Conquest at 248-348-7100.

SueT January 05, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Well, there you go. Once law abiding citizens that were legally able to carry guns. Got into a bit of a fight and instead of a broken nose because of a fist-fight, the man now has a shot up face. But, hey, the gun didn't kill the man so the saying 'guns don't kill' still applies! I have no sympathy; serves him right; get rid of all the guns on the street unless you're the police!!!!!!
Manda rodriguez January 06, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Getting rid of guns is not the answer. Just because some moron decided to shoot someone. Putting laws on guns won't do anything, you think criminals care? Most are illegal anyway. These two guys were obviously just idiots!!
Citizen of N'ville January 07, 2013 at 12:20 AM
So we need to get rid of the idiots?
Michelle Rose January 07, 2013 at 03:39 AM
@SueT - Get rid of all the guns? You're kidding, yes?

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