DETROIT (WWJ) – Family members say a 16-year-old boy was just trying to visit his grandmother when he was gunned down and killed at the apartment complex where she lives on Detroit’s east side.
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Clinton House Apartments on Kenilworth Street, in a neighborhood along Woodward Avenue just south of West Chicago Boulevard.
Jessie Boswell had just finished visiting his grandmother when he was shot multiple times in the parking lot and died.
The shooting was captured on video that was shown to Boswell’s relatives. Angela Bea, the boy’s aunt, told WWJ’s Charlie Langton that the suspect was hiding in the bushes as if they were waiting for Boswell to exit the building.
“Some guy ran up behind this pole right here… and he shot seven times and killed my nephew. He came out the bushes and just started shooting,” said Bea. “He just went in the house to see his grandmother for a minute and came out and got ready to get in the car and the guy just start, just shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, you know, just blasting.”
Bea, who was visibly distraught, said the whole thing doesn’t make any sense to her.
“Just out in the open, he shot the lady’s car right here, the white truck over there, shot that car, you know, just out in the open, just shooting and killing people. It’s sad,” she said. “Excuse me y’all, but I’m tripping right now.”
Police are now looking for the gunman, who fled the scene on foot. Investigators are also reviewing the security footage to get a description of the shooter.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-267-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.