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The funeral of a black 19-year-old woman shot dead in Detroit last week is to be held today. Renisha McBride was killed on a doorstep after she knocked for help in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a car accident in a predominately white suburb of the city.
The gunman, who has not been identified by police, is understood to have claimed he discharged his gun accidentally after he mistook Ms McBride for an intruder.
Friends and relatives of a black 19-year-old woman shot dead in the US city of Detroit are demanding police to investigate whether she was attacked because of the colour of her skin.
Renisha McBride was killed on a doorstep after she knocked for help following a car accident in a predominately white suburb.
About 40 of her supporters gathered outside the local police station last night demanding justice and questioning the actions of the homeowner, who has not been identified by officers.
“He shot her in the head...for what? For knocking on his door. If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911”, the teenager’s aunt told Detroit News.