15-year-old killed in apparent gang related shooting - New York News

15-year-old killed in apparent gang related shooting

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Right now, a family is grieving after a 15-year-old is shot and killed in Detroit. Another teenager was also shot and critically injured. Police believe the shooing was gang related.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Schwartz's report.

Detroit police took measurements and marked off shell casings Saturday while a family mourned. They tell us Michael Reynolds, 15, was shot in the chest around 4:30am Saturday at the corner of Toledo and Lansing in southwest Detroit. His mom came home from work around 3:30am.

"I seen my son. I talked to him for a few minutes. He told me he was going out the door across the street to his friends house for a few minutes," Tracy Reynolds said. "I told him I didn't want him to, but if he did to hurry up and get back in the house because I wanted to go to bed. About 5-10 minutes heard gunshots right in front of the house."

Sadly, Michael was hit. Another teen who's 17-18 was also shot and critically injured. Family members frantically called 9-1-1 for help. But an ambulance never came.

"They just left my son to die on the porch," said Edward Chavira.

Witnesses say they saw five people in a car. Right now, the shooter is still on the loose. There was reportedly another shooting involving a rival gang earlier Saturday. Police believe Reynolds was shot and killed in retaliation.

"I tried to keep him away, tried to talk to him, get him a job, he was working," said Tracy Reynolds. "I couldn't tie him down, lock him in the room, so I gave him some freedom. I figured if I gave him the space this wouldn't happen but I guess that was wrong."

Anyone with information should call Detroit Police Homicide: (313) 596-2260.

Family members say a fund has been set up through Chase bank on Springwells and Vernor to help pay for Reynolds' funeral.

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