Driver Told to Slow Down; Fatally Shoots Girl, 15

Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, October 17, 2016

In a horrific case of neighborhood gun violence, a 15-year-old Detroit girl was shot and killed early Sunday after a family member tried to get a speeding car to slow down on their street.

But instead of slowing down, police said, the driver pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing a teen girl who was attending a family gathering on the 14300 block of Ardmore on the city’s west side.

Someone at the scene hopped in a car and tried to chase the shooter, but lost control of the wheel and struck a pole while the gunman got away, police said.

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The incident happened at around 2 a.m. Sunday during a family event or party of some sort. Police said a car sped past the house when someone at the party either instructed them or told them to slow down. But the driver opened fire instead.

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There is no description of the suspect other than black male, police said. {snip}

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