DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit police are investigating after two adult brothers were killed after the family was ambushed by gunmen in their driveway. Two of the suspected gunmen is in custody, but police are still looking for one more suspect.
Police say a 75-year-old woman, her disabled son and a 25-year-old relative were unloading packages and groceries from their car around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 14000 block of Ashton, when three men with guns approached them. Police say the family was marched inside by the suspects.
Two adult brothers, aged 54 and 48, were downstairs and rushed over to help, and were shot. They were rushed to the hospital where they later died, police said.
Police say a family friend grabbed a gun and shot at the suspects as they ran away.
"The only thing I could do is shoot back at them," the family friend, Thomas Anderson, told FOX 2. He is a CPL holder. "I wish I would've got them."
Authorities were able to track down one of the suspects soon after, and he was taken into custody down the street. Police haven't said yet how they tracked down the second suspect.
Police don't have much of a description to give of the remaining suspect at this time. They say two of the suspects were wearing ski masks.
Police haven't said yet if the family may have known the gunmen, but believe at this time the suspects may have been trying to commit a home invasion. It's not known right now, though, if anything was stolen.
"To my knowledge, right now, they didn't get anything. So they killed two people for nothing," Anderson says.
Police have not yet given the names of the victims.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.