Man and Woman Shot to Death in Car With Little Child in Backseat During Ambush

A manhunt has been launched in Michigan to find two suspects following a double murder of a man and woman who were sitting in a car while a child was in the backseat, according to police.

Detroit police officers are searching for two men after the man and woman were shot dead inside a car in the city's west side on Monday night. The baby was reportedly left unharmed.

In a Facebook post shared later that day, the Detroit Police Department said the two suspects were "responsible for a double fatal shooting.

"It occurred around 8:40 p.m. near the intersection of Ashton and West Warren at the Marathon gas station."

The police department described the first suspect as wearing black pants and a black hoodie while the second wore black pants as well as a hoodie with red stripes.

A video attached to the post showed the moments leading up to the shooting where the two men were running towards the car as it sat idle at the gas station near the pumps.

The two suspects then fled the scene of the shooting and police have since issued an appeal for their arrest.

Police have not commented on a possible motive and no arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information should call 911 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SpeakUp!

Newsweek has contacted the Detroit Police Department for comment.

The double homicide is the seventh and eighth fatal shooting in Detroit this month and it was the first time two people had been killed in the same episode of gun violence in the city since September 12.

Since January this year, 206 people have been fatally shot in the city of Detroit, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings across the U.S.

In August, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) announced a $75 million program that aimed to reduce violence across the state.

She said the money would be used to hire and retain officers, remove illegal guns and provide more education and job training, according to The Detroit News.

The outlet reported Gov. Whitmer said crime in the state had increased by 12 percent in 2020.

At a press conference in August, she said: "We are working together to address the crime increases we've seen across the state and across the country."

She later added: "People are scared. No one should feel unsafe."

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the two were shot dead while they sat in the car and their child was in the backseat. In these photos, the two suspects can be seen running up to the car. Detroit Police Department