Federal agents help investigate killing of baby boy during a shooting police call gang-related

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police sources tell Action News they have identified the intended target of the shooting that ended with the murder of a nine-month-old baby boy.

It's believed the shooting at the home Greenview involved members of one gang retaliating against members of another gang. Both gangs are known to police but investigators won't reveal if the intended target was in the house at the time of the shooting.

The baby, Delric Miller IV, was killed when nearly 40 bullets tore through the house early Monday morning.

Police say the shooter and others involved may have been driving a silver or light-colored minivan.

A task force, the Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership (CVRP), targets violent crime in Northwest Detroit and it's investigators are also working on tracking down suspects.

The CVRP includes the Detroit Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshal's Service, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, and Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative.

The baby, Delric Miller IV, was sleeping on the couch when Detroit Police say someone fired 37 shots from an AK-47 at the house where two other children and five adults were sleeping.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detroit Police Homicide investigators at (313)596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)SPEAK-UP.

The family of nine-month-old Delric Miller IV says they are struggling to cover the costs of the funeral. Donations can be dropped off at the O.H. Pye III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road, Detroit.

Visitation is set for Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The funeral service is set for Monday at 12:30 p.m.

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