Detroit police are searching for clues in two separate crimes that happened within blocks of one another and near two of the city's high schools.
Detroit Public School officials say a body was found near Northwestern High School and Detroit Collegiate Prep High School on the city's west side. The body was not on school property but was found on Lawton Street, which runs along the east part of the campus where both schools are located.
The victim appears to be a male in his 30's and had been was shot in the stomach. Witnesses say they heard two gunshots last night but the victim was not found until about 8:30 Thursday morning. According to published reports a DPS spokesman declined to say whether students found the body, but arriving students were rerouted to other entrances.
In an apparent unrelated crime just a few blocks away, a 14-year old boy was shot and killed. Police tell FOX 2 his body was found Wednesday night near West Grand Boulevard and Lynwood.
Investigators believe the teen was involved in a confrontation at or near a gas station shortly before he was murdered. Andre Smith's son found the teen, " they seen the boy laying on his side, they thought he was a bum. When the person didn't move they flagged police down."
On Thursday morning police released surveillance pictures looking to identify some of the men seen inside the gas station.
Anyone with information about either incident should call Detroit police.