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A shooting reported early Tuesday shut down westbound Interstate 94 for hours at Moross in Detroit, according to state police and transportation officials.

Originally, police said the shooting happened on the freeway. But an investigation failed to reveal any evidence.

“It appears that this did not take place on the freeway,” the agency tweeted. 

MSP further said the caller was uncooperative during interviews and decided not to pursue the case. 

The freeway since has reopened, and the investigation is closed. 

At about 2:45 a.m., troopers responded to westbound I-94 and Chalmers on the city’s east side for a shooting.

According to police, a caller said a person in a black SUV shot at him while he was driving. The caller said he doesn’t know why he was targeted. Afterward, the caller exited the freeway and drove to the Fifth Precinct.  

Police closed the freeway for a few hours to search for evidence. 

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The incident is the latest in a string of freeway shootings over the last several months. 

Michigan State Police have investigated more than a dozen unrelated highway shootings since June. Two were fatal.

“Speeding, improper lane changes, no signal, cutting someone off or ‘disrespecting’ someone has led to giving people the finger, swerving at another driver and finally pointing a gun at someone and shooting not knowing where the bullet will end up,” the law enforcement agency tweeted. “It’s just driving!” 

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