The attempted kidnapping happened around 1:00 a.m. at the Galaxy Coney Island on Grand River Avenue at Schaefer Highway on Detroit.
The incident began after one of the victims and her friend declined the advances of two older men inside the restaurant.
According to reports, the men then became upset, grabbed one of the women by her hair and starting dragging her outside the restaurant. That’s when the two women fought back and a worker tried to help.
“They were just trying to fight their way out,” said the sister of a 22-year-old woman who was shot during a kidnapping attempt on New Year’s Day.
Both women were able to break free. One woman ran off on foot while the other woman managed to get into her car.
One of the men, reportedly hit her car with his gun as she sped off.
The woman then circled around looking for her friend and according to police, that’s when she saw the men again. They were in a white van and they shot at her.
The woman was shot in the leg but was able to drive to a gas station for help.
Relatives of the woman who was shot encouraged anyone with information to come forward.
“Speak up. Say something. We got to get these people off the street because they ain’t gonna stop. They not gonna stop.”
Detroit Police are working on surveillance video and encourage anyone with any information to contact detectives at the 10th Precinct by calling 313-596-1025.