Detroit freeway shooting: 2-year-old killed, 9-year-old hurt on I-75

Police seek shooter accused of firing shots at vehicle with children inside on I-75

A 2-year-old child was killed and a 9-year-old was seriously injured after someone fired shots on I-75 overnight Thursday.

DETROIT – Police are searching for a shooter who reportedly killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured a 9-year-old boy after shooting at their vehicle on I-75 Thursday night in Detroit.

According to Michigan State Police, at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, a person driving a light colored sedan entered southbound I-75 from Seven Mile Road and pulled beside a vehicle with children inside. The driver of the sedan then reportedly fired shots at the victims’ vehicle.

Police said the driver of the victims’ vehicle then pulled over at McNichols Road, where they discovered that both of their children were shot.

The children were taken to the hospital, where the 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead. The 9-year-old boy was reportedly listed in serious condition.

“My biggest fear through all these instances of gun violence was some innocent child was going to get hurt or killed,” said MSP Lt. Mike Shaw. “And unfortunately, it has come true.”

Michigan State Police said a license plate was not recovered, and they have not yet identified a motive for the shooting. No further details have been provided at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call the Michigan State Police at 734-287-5000.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as this story develops.

According to Michigan State Police, at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, a person driving a light colored sedan entered southbound I-75 from Seven Mile Road and pulled beside a vehicle with children inside. The driver of the sedan then reportedly fired shots at the victims’ vehicle.

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