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An unidentified man's body was found Wednesday morning inside a burning vehicle on the city's east side, Detroit Police said.

Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said the vehicle, a white 2007 GMC Yukon XL, was parked in the 10000 block of East Outer Driver near Hayes Street.

A resident of the area told police she was awakened by a popping sound on the side of her home, according to Kirkwood.

She looked outside, saw the flame-engulfed SUV in her driveway and called the fire department, police said.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found a body inside the vehicle, officials said. Police said they received a call about the body at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday. 

Investigators determined the body was male and had a gunshot wound, Kirkwood said.

She said police continue to investigate.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

 

 

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