DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities in Detroit are hunting a killer after a man was shot dead while sitting in a car on the city’s east side.
The incident happened Friday night on Pelkey Street. The 24-year-old victim was sitting in his 1999 Ford Escort, which was parked in front of a home, when a man walked up to the driver’s side window and began firing.READ MORE: Farmington Hills Police Department Hosts Drug Take-Back Day On April 24
The victim tried to drive away from the scene, but died from his injuries. The suspect fled on foot immediately after the shooting.READ MORE: Detroit Man Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Girl
The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, remains at large and is to be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing a black and white checkered shirt and black sweat pants. He was armed with a chrome-colored handgun.
At this point, police haven’t yet said if the shooting was random or if the victim was targeted.MORE NEWS: Detroit Fire Department Passes Out Free Smoke Detectors Following Fatal Fire
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.