Father dies, caught in shootout in southwest Detroit

- Detroit police are investigating after an innocent bystander was killed in a shooting in southwest Detroit.

Michael Mancinni was crossing the street on his bike at the intersection of McGraw and Chopin. Police say that's when people in two different cars started shooting at each other.

Mancinni was struck and killed. He was 41 years old.

"He was crossing the street and he was in the middle of a shoot-out; he was innocent. He was a bystander," says his girlfriend, Jessica Hensley.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Saturday.

"He was a good person, a good son, a great father; he was a dedicated father," Hensley says.

Friends and family gathered to grieve where Mancinni was killed. They know they can't bring him back but this simple yet determined statement sums up what they want.

"Right now we just want justice," Hensley says.

If you were in the area of McGraw and Chopin or if you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous. 

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