2 men charged with murder after fatal highway shooting of Detroit boy

Michigan investigators confirm that the two men who fired on a family's car, killing a two-year-old and injuring his older brother, believed they were targeting someone else.
1:44 | 06/23/21

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topic of gun violence we turn to Detroit. A shocking and tragic shooting there on a highway of a 2-year-old boy, dead now. Two men have now been charged with murder in what prosecutors are calling a case of mistaken our Stephanie Ramos joins us now with the latest. Stephanie, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, T.J. Police in Detroit say they will step up patrols and use cameras to watch for incidents of violence so that on the freeways so that what happened to little Brison never happens again. This morning, investigators in Michigan confirming that the men would fired on a family's car killing a toddler and injuring his 9-year-old brother believed they were targeting someone else. The family was driving home from the 9-year-old's basketball practice when someone in a passing car started shooting. It was a mistaken identity of a car, an innocent family shot at by somebody too reckless to know who it was they had a beef with. Reporter: 2-year-old Brison Christian who loved spongebob and oreos died from a gunshot to the head. Two men charged with first degree murder. The suspects immediately drove off from the scene in their vehicle and mistakenly targeted the Christians' truck because of its color and make. Brison's family devastated and in shock. I feel like none of us -- none of my family was supposed to make it out that trip, you know, I was doing the right thing. Reporter: So far this year 138 kids have been killed by gun violence, T.J. All right, Stephanie, just a jarring statistic there you're giving us. Thank you so much this morning.

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