Brothers victims of shooting on Detroit's west side; 1 killed
DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit Police are investigating after a fight escalated into a deadly shooting in Detroit Sunday evening.
The shooting happened on a residential stretch of Schaefer Highway, just a couple blocks south of 8 Mile Road.
Family tells us 28-year-old Louis Phillips and his 25-year-old brother Alex Stewart were fighting with a neighbor, when a man came out of another home and opened fire. Louis was killed, and Alex is in the hospital in critical condition.
"They grew up in this neighborhood and they knew everybody over here. For the most part, they got along with everybody. They went to school, to elementary, junior high with most of these people over here," says Leda Watts, the mother of the two victims.
Right now, police only have a vague description of the suspect. They say it was a black male who drove off in a blue late model Nissan.
"It is absolutely imperative that the community help us, and I believe that if the community help us, call in with tips, give us more information, this case will be solved," says Detroit Police Captain Octavius Miles.
If you have any information that can help in their investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.