Investigation into fatal shooting of a toddler in Detroit

According to police, a family was driving home from their 9-year-old son’s basketball practice when the car was shot at. Both of their sons were struck and their 2-year-old son did not survive.
1:52 | 06/23/21

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Transcript for Investigation into fatal shooting of a toddler in Detroit
tonight after a 2-year-old boy was shot and killed in the family car. That family coming Hom from basketball practice. Authorities now say the suspects meant to shoot into another car. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, investigators in Michigan with a heartbreaking update in the shooting death of 2-year-old Brison Christian. Police say the gunman who fired on the family's car believed they were targeting someone else. 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: Brison's devastated family left shocked. I feel like none of my family was supposed to make it out that truck. My wife and both my kids are in the car and, you know, Brison is in his car seat, where he's supposed to be, you know, I was doing thes right thing. Reporter: Brison was shot and killed last Thursday while his family was driving on the I-75 freeway in Detroit. According to police the Christians were driving home from their 9-year-old son's basketball practice when they suddenly heard multiple gunshots and their car began to malfunction. After pulling over, they saw both of their sons had been shot. Both boys were rushed to the hospital. 9-year-old B.J. Was treated for a gunshot wound to his arm. Brison did not survive. What the officers had to see, what this family had to see in that car seat will live with us for the rest of our lives. Reporter: Police arresting an charging two detroit-area men with the shooting, saying they immediately left the scene in their vehicle and mistakenly targeted the Christians' truck because of its color and make. And David, Detroit law enforcement announced today a new highway monitoring program named after that little boy, operation Brison. Cameras and increased patrols will be implemented to watch for incidents of violence on the freeways. David? Stephanie, thank you.

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