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State Police: Father And Son Exchange Gunfire On I-96

DETROIT (WWJ) - Michigan State Police shut down a portion of I-96 for about an hour Friday as they searched for evidence in a shooting.

Investigators said the incident started as an argument between the 21-year-old son and his estranged father at the intersection of  Schaefer and I-96.

The two were in separate cars, and argued back and forth through text messages.

Police said the son eventually drove off, but the dad caught up to him on I-96 between Schaefer and Hubbell, and the two exchanged gunfire. At this time, police say it's not yet clear who shot first.

The son was struck in the ribs and drove to Sinai Grace, where he was arrested and remained under police guard, Friday afternoon. The father turned himself in to police.

Police believe a problem between the father and son has been brewing for some time, and the argument came to a head on Friday. The names are being withheld pending formal charges.

A section of westbound I-96 local was closed shortly after 3 p.m. as police searched for evidence in the case. The freeway has since reopened.

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