Murdered man found inside car on Detroit's west side

How and why the 26-year-old man ended up dead in front of a vacant home is still a mystery.

- Detroit police are still investigating the death of a man who was found shot multiple times in a car on the city's west side Monday.

On Tuesday, they said the man had a large amount of money on him and they've ruled out robbery. Police say the 26-year-old wasn't robbed or carjacked. They said he was shot and killed inside his car on Westbrook and Kendal on the city's west side. While ruling out a robbery, they say he may have been targeted for another reason.

"It's broad daylight and that has us somewhat concerned. There could have been a number of people on the street," Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said.

Police say on Monday, just before noon, a Detroit Fire Chief on routine patrol noticed something strange: a car very close to a house on an otherwise empty block. He said it was running and seemed empty.

The chief got a close look and found the man dead inside of his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. The Detroit man had been shot multiple times and blood was covering the seats.

"The home was vacant. It's still undetermined right now why he ended up in that specific location but what we do know is that he's not from the area," Woody said.

Police say nothing was stolen and the car was running for hours on Monday. Police said they found shell casings and other possible evidence but that's about it. They're hoping someone steps forward with some answers.

"We're not ruling anything out at this point. This is a wide open investigation, which is again why we are asking for as much information as we can possibly get," Woody said.

Detroit police admit they don't have much to go on and don't have any suspect descriptions. If you have any information on this case you're asked to call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. 

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