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Man, 23, slain in downtown Detroit


Detroit — A 23-year-old man was shot and killed early Wednesday in downtown Detroit, while sitting in a vehicle that had Indiana plates, police said.

The fatal shooting took place about 2:20 a.m. in the area of Woodward and Adams, said Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

The victim, police said, was the front-seat passenger in a black Lexus EX 350 with a temporary license plate from Indiana. As he sat in the Lexus, a white Dodge Challenger pulled up to the passenger side and started shooting, hitting the victim in his back and neck. At least three rounds hit the Lexus on the passenger side. 

Police say the driver of the Lexus then headed east, finally flagging down a Detroit police scout car in the area of Gratiot and Van Dyke about 4 miles away.

The scout car then led the way to an area hospital, but the victim died in the emergency room.

A red Dodge Charger was spotted in the area at the time of the shooting.

No detailed description of any of the participants was immediately offered.

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