Posted on October 18, 2016

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.


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.


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