Speeding driver fatally shoots teen

Witnesses say man opened fire after family celebrating birthday yelled at him to slow down.

(WDIV) -- A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot after a speeding driver became angry at requests to slow down as he sped through a Detroit, Michigan neighborhood over the weekend.

Detroit police said the shooting happened at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday as a family celebrating a birthday was standing outside when a man started speeding up and down the street.

When the family confronted the speeding driver, the driver produced a handgun and began firing shots.

Police said one of the bullets struck 15-year-old Jada Rankin.

Rankin's family said she was a student at Sterling Heights High School with a 4.0 GPA who was getting ready for her first homecoming this Friday.

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