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DETROIT, MI – An unknown gunman fired shots into a house from outside of the home and one of those bullets struck and killed a 4-year-old boy.

May 21, 2020, at approximately 12:50 a.m., in the 18600 block of Birwood, an unknown suspect fired shots into the house striking the 4 year old male victim in the body.

The little boy has been identified as Nathaniel Messiah Townsend.

Nathaniel Townsend was transported to a local hospital by medics where he was pronounced Dead Upon Arrival.

The suspect may have been in a white GMC Mini-Van.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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[Chief James Craig gives an update on overnight shootings that involved children]

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