A 4-year-old boy was fatally shot Thursday morning on the west side of Detroit, police said.
At around 12:50 a.m., police said an unknown suspect opened fire on a house in the Birwood block in 18600 that hit the boy in his body.
The boy was taken to the local hospital by EMS where he was pronounced dead.
WDIV-TV (Channel 4) identifies the boy like Nathanial Messiah Roby-Townsend and told his live broadcast that the shooting took place at his grandmother’s house.
Nathanial’s cousin, Deangelo Rucker, told me WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) their family was gathered when someone shot into the house.
Police said the suspect might drive a white GMC minivan.
Investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department Murder Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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