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2 sought after fatal shooting of Detroit teen

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead Friday evening on the city’s west side.

The youth was walking with a friend near Plymouth and Meyers at about 6:20 p.m. “when a black SUV drove past, and someone inside began firing shots,” investigators said in a statement.

The teen — whom Garden City Public Schools identified as Reginald Rose-Robinson, a student at Cambridge High — was struck at least once. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

His friend, also 17, was not injured in the shooting, police said.

“Garden City Public Schools is saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Cambridge student Reginald Rose-Robinson,” Rosemary Gross, director of student services, told The Detroit News. “Counselors will be available on Monday for any students or staff that are experiencing difficulty (with) Reginald’s death.”

“Our thoughts are with Reginald’s family as well as our Cambridge family at this difficult time,” added Sharon Kollar, principal of Garden City High School, the suburb’s other high school.

Early Saturday morning, police released surveillance video that shows what police believe are two persons of interest who may have information about the suspect and the shooting.

The first is described as female with light brown complexion with shoulder length black hair. She was wearing a black zip up jacket with a burgundy top underneath, gray pants with black and white wring on the left leg and black and white gym shoes.

The second person of interest is a man with dark brown complexion and short black hair. He was wearing a blue zip-up hooded jacket, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detroit Police Homicide Unite at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.