48ºF

19-year-old man shot multiple times while taking out trash in Detroit

Victim being treated for nonfatal injuries

DETROIT – A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times while taking out the trash with his brother at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Detroit on East Vernor Highway, according to Detroit police.

The brothers were approached by two men who announced a holdup before shooting the victim and fleeing.

The shooter is described as a 19-year-old black man, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, who was wearing a black hoodie and armed with a handgun, according to officials.

The second man was also described as black, 19, and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, wearing a black jacket, according to officials.

Detroit police are investigating the case.