Police: Teen dies in drive-by shooting on east side

Jim Lynch
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating an overnight drive-by shooting on the city’s east side that left a 16-year-old boy dead.

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. Friday, when a black sedan drove through the neighborhood near the Casino/Roxbury intersection. The victim was standing on the corner with his brother, police said.

A passenger in the front seat fired a shot that struck the victim “in the body,” according to a police communications official.

His brother immediately drove him to St. John’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The location of the shooting is roughly a block from Carleton Elementary School.

Investigators believe the car contained two people. No more details were immediately available.


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