Detroit police discover man dead outside bullet-ridden van with baby inside

Man found dead in van with baby in Detroit
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Detroit police are investigating after a man was found dead with his baby outside a a bullet-riddled van where they believe he was killed while driving.

The incident happened early Tuesday on Detroit's west side, near 7 Mile and Greenfield.

Police believe the man was driving when someone fired shots into his vehicle. The 26-year-old got out of his car, but collapsed in the street and died.

The van kept rolling before it came to a stop a short distance away.

The 1-year-old boy was not harmed and has been released to his mother. Police have no suspect information at this time. The shooting remains under investigation with many questions remaining, including whether the man was an intended target or if it was random or if the shooter knew the baby was inside the vehicle.