DETROIT (WJBK) - Authorities are searching for the suspects who opened fire into a crowd standing outside a home Thursday night. One person was killed and four others are hospitalized.
The barrage of bullets killed 26-year-old Javon Parker, who had just recently became a father. Police haven't yet named the other victims, but say three are men and the fourth is a female.
"We do have information that the vehicle circled the block a couple of times, so, these individuals were definitely targeted. This was not a random act," says Detroit Police Dept. Capt. Darren Szilagy.
Police spent several hours trying to follow up with witnesses who might have seen or heard anything regarding the shooting, which happened at 8:35 p.m. in the 11000 block of Nashville Street, which is near the Coleman A. Young International Airport.
Police say they're looking for an older model, dark-colored Oldsmobile Alero. Police are also trying to locate any surveillance video that may have captured images of the culprits or car they were driving in.
"We're looking at video from all locations in this area. So, there's businesses in the area. There's also residential places and homes that we are looking at with video systems. We are going to be looking at a mile radius or more to see if we can track our perpetrators coming in and out of the neighborhood," Szilagy says.
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While police continue to comb the area for those involved in the deadly shooting, and try and figure out why someone would purposely pull the trigger on the group gathered there, family and friends of the victims are simply heartbroken -- and in desparate need of answers too.
If you'd like to help the family pay for Parker's funeral, you can do so via their GoFundMe account here.
If you know anything about the shooting, you're asked to call Detroit Police's Ninth Precinct at (313) 596-5900. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP where you will remain anonymous.