DETROIT (WJBK) - Police are investigating if a fatal shooting outside a funeral home Thursday is related to a drive-by shooting that happened last week on Detroit's east side.
Police say the victim was 24 years old, and that he was shot and killed at about 4:20 p.m. as he was approaching the Cantrell Funeral Home. A friend of the victim told FOX 2 he was going to pay his last respects to Javon Parker, who was shot and killed last week at a get-together.
"He was a young guy," said Robert Beavers, who works nearby. "He was going to the funeral home to see somebody and the next thing, he gets killed."
People on Facebook called out the senseless killings, with one woman writing, "It’s so sad that human life is worth so little these days, it’s gotten to the point where you can't even attend a funeral/wake nowadays for fear of it being shot up."
"The shooting happened outside," said Rev. John Burns II, family friend of the funeral home owners. "Cantrell did secure all of the people that were inside."
It's unclear right now if the funeral for Javon Parker will take place. It has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
Four other people were injured last week in the shooting that killed Parker. The victims were outside a home at the time of the drive-by shooting.
We're told a car circled the block a few times before the shooting, which happened in the 11000 block of Nashville near Gunston on the city's east side.