Detroit police: shooting, fire leave 2 missing

DETROIT — Two people remain unaccounted for in a gutted Detroit medical office building after a possible shooting and intentionally set fire, police said Tuesday.

Detroit police homicide inspector Dwane Blackmon said one of the missing is believed to be a woman who worked at Park Medical Centers on the city’s west side and the other is a man who entered the building with a gun.

“Initially, what we know is, is that it was an arson fire,” Blackmon said. “It was started by an individual who we believe fired some shots prior to the fire being started.’

Antha Williams-Hill told The Associated Press that her daughter, Sharita Williams, is the missing woman. Williams-Hill said Williams worked at the office as a medical assistant.

Blackmon said he couldn’t release names or provide more details of the incident.

Podiatrist Stuart Kirschenbaum said he was at his office in the building when he learned there had been a shooting. Kirschenbaum said a security guard yelled to him that a man who used to work at the building had grabbed a woman and was firing at others.

“Everyone called the police and we started running,” he said. “And before you knew, it we saw fire coming from (a) clinic down the hall. Then we started seeing smoke coming from the end of the building.”

Firefighters had largely brought the blaze under control by late morning.

Clinical psychologist Kim Logan Nolin also has an office at the single-story building. She said she was on her way to work about 9 a.m. when a worker already at the building called to her to say it was on fire and that there had been a shooting.

More in Local News

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Separate Everett fires send man to hospital, damage boat

The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation from the early morning fire.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Celebrating the origins of Christmas

LDS church holds annual nativity festival featuring more than 600 sets.

Trooper’s car struck when he was arresting man for DUI

She drove away but was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Most Read