DETROIT (WJBK) - Police were left perplexed and a Roseville family heartbroken after a man was shot and killed Sunday while sitting in a car at a Detroit gas station.
The family of 35-year-old Roseville resident Paul Ross say the father and husband of almost five years was hardworking and fun loving. They don't understand who would kill the father of three - a man who worked at Ford and loved classic cars, a man with zero enemies.
"It's very scary that something like this in the middle of a busy intersection in the middle of a city and nobody sees or hears anything," said Detroit Police Sgt. Andrew Guntzviller.
Detroit police say Ross was sitting in his custom car around 9 p.m. Sunday at the Sunoco gas station on Van Dyke and Grinnell with his 15-year-old nephew and 43-year-old cousin.
Ross's cousin stepped out to get gas as Ross's nephew sat in the passenger seat when all of a sudden witnesses say they heard gunshots that sounded as if they came out of nowhere.
"We're not sure where the shots originated from - we're still working on that," Guntzviller said.
Ross was shot in the forehead and rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital but died the next morning.
Detroit police say they had hoped surveillance video would give them an idea what happened, but the gas stations video was found to be too dark and grainy.
They're unsure if Ross was targeted as it appears nothing was stolen.
"It looks like there are some conflicting reports so we're working through to make some sense of that," Guntzviller said.
Now as they plan his funeral, Ross's family asks - why him? Police hope someone out there knows the answer.
"We really need the assistance and any information that you may have," Guntzviller said.