Ohio man killed, sister injured in Detroit shooting

Holly Fournier

A 23-year-old man was killed and his 24-year-old sister injured late Tuesday when a masked-man opened fire into a vehicle just south of Detroit’s Boston Edison neighborhood, police said.

The victims were shot around 11:40 p.m. on the 1600 block of Gladstone, near Rosa Parks and Clairmount, said Kenyetta Hebron, spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

The siblings, from Ohio, were sitting in a 2010 Chevy Malibu when an unknown suspect approached, his face concealed by a black mask, Hebron said.

“The female stated that the suspect opened her car door,” Hebron said. “The suspect said something and then fired multiple shots into the vehicle.”

The suspect’s words were explicit, according to the surviving female victim, who was seated in the driver’s seat at the time of the attack. Her brother was in the front passenger seat.

Police are trying to determine a motive, Hebron said.

“It appears that after he shot them he just ran off, so we don’t have the information surrounding the circumstances,” she said.

The woman was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, Hebron said. Her condition was not known Thursday morning.

It remained unclear why the victims were in Detroit late Wednesday.

Their attacker is described by police as a man in his 20s with a medium complexion. He is 5-foot-8 to 6-foot and was wearing a black mask and black sweater. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-2260.


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