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Detroit — A 24-year-old man is dead after he was gunned down while playing basketball Sunday evening on the city’s west side.

According to police, at about 6 p.m., the unidentified victim was playing street basketball with a group of friends in the 18400 block of Pierson when a gold-colored van pulled up.

One of the three men inside the vehicle exited and then opened fire on the group. The victim was struck in the chest and died at the scene.

Police have no description of the three suspects who fled the area in the van.

Anyone with information is asked to call the DPD at (313) 596-2200 or (800) SPEAK-UP (800-773-2587). They can remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

(313) 222-2023

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