Father, son both lose lives to gun violence in Detroit years apart

- They shared the same name, and they were both lost to gun violence.

A father and his namesake were both killed by gun violence in Detroit, years apart. 

The elder Reginald Cook, known to his friends as Skeet, was 26 years old when he was killed in May of 2002. He was at a stop sign at Sorrento and Fenkell when someone came up and started shooting. 

Reginald's oldest son, who was also named Reggie Cook, was killed just this past Friday. The 19-year-old was found dead around 8 p.m. near Grand River and Florence. 

Jerlyn Cook, who's now lost her son and his namesake to gun violence, held a vigil Friday night. 

"My niece called me about 1:23 Saturday morning to tell me that my grandbaby was murdered. And I'm like, 'No, no, not another bullet. My grandbaby is gone.' And we still don't know what happened, but I know somebody in the neighborhood gotta know," she told us. 

If you know anything about what happened, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will be anonymous. 

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