Liz Hornyak: In today’s news, a shooting on Grove Street and information on where Ypsilanti residents can go to get tested for COVID-19.
On April 26 at 2 p.m. there was a shooting at Maria’s Liquor Store where a young African-American man was shot in the chest. The victim’s name hasn’t been released, but he is believed to be out of surgery and recovering. An anonymous witness called 911 and filed a police report. The police pursued the suspects in a car chase but eventually lost them. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information please call the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734.483.9510.
As of Sunday evening, in the state of Michigan, there are 43,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been 4,049 deaths. In Washtenaw County, there are currently 1,113 cases and there have been seventy-one deaths.
If you believe you’re experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus or you have been exposed to someone infected, you are welcome to contact St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Patients do not need an appointment or physician’s note to be tested for free at a designated screening site. The Ypsilanti screening site is located at 5360 McAuley Drive at the Outpatient Surgery Center Entrance. The site is open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s recommended that patients first take an online screening test. From there, they can be referred to see a primary care provider who can then order a test as needed. All the relevant links can be found on our website.
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Producer: Lauren Smith
Script: Jasmine Boyd
Note: A previous version of this article stated that the victim of a shooting at Maria's Liquor Store was killed. The victim is believed to be out of surgery and in recovery.