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.