DETROIT (AP/WOOD) — A police source says state Sen. Virgil Smith opened fire on his girlfriend’s car with a shotgun early Sunday, a Detroit news station is reporting.
Detroit Police Department Chief James Craig told The Detroit News that no one was hurt in the shooting, which happened about 1 a.m. next to Smith’s home on Detroit’s north side. He said the shooter fired at least twice, striking the parked 2015 Mercedes-Benz.
Craig declined comment on who fired the shots, saying it’s “still an ongoing investigation.”
But Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV reports that a police source said Smith fired the shots at his girlfriend’s car after the couple got into an argument. The source also said the police department’s domestic violence division is handling the investigation.
Police said they wanted to question Smith about the incident, but that no arrests have been made. Sunday, they had not been able to contact his girlfriend.
The Associated Press left messages Sunday seeking comment from Dennis Denno, chief of staff for the Democratic legislator.
Police investigators searched the house Sunday afternoon and left carrying a black plastic bag with a long object.