By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Drive-by shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 others including 6-year-old boy injured on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – A 51-year-old man was killed and three others, including a 6-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting Thursday in Detroit.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Calvert Avenue near Woodrow Wilson Street, according to the Detroit Police Department.

Police said the four victims were outside when a black SUV occupied by four people drove by and someone inside fired multiple shots. The child was shot in the foot.

“Multiple casings from a couple different firearms — semi-automatic weapons. I think I’ve counted at least 22 out there,” said Detroit police Cmdr. Tiffany Stewart. “They were just outside enjoying a beautiful summer day. Again, in our city, we’ve got unnecessary gun violence. Bullets don’t have names and today, we’ve got four people injured, including another child in the city of Detroit.”

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The victims were taken to a hospital where the 51-year-old man was pronounced dead.

The 6-year-old and two other people — ages 22 and 38 — are in stable condition, according to police.

“It makes you want to work harder to stop these things. (There are) too many innocent people, too many innocent children due to unnecessary gun violence in the city of Detroit. That’s why we have a major push to take as many illegal guns off the street as we can,” Stewart said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DPD’s Homicide Task Force Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.

More: Detroit crime news

Photos of the suspect’s vehicle below:

Detroit police search vehicle involved in a shooting that left a 51-year-old man dead and three others, including 6-year-old boy, injured on the city’s west side. Photo provided by Detroit Police Department (WDIV)
Detroit police search vehicle involved in a shooting that left a 51-year-old man dead and three others, including 6-year-old boy, injured on the city’s west side. Photo provided by Detroit Police Department (WDIV)

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