13-year-old boy playing basketball shot on Detroit's west side

By Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer

DETROIT - A 13-year-old boy was shot Sunday afternoon while playing basketball in Detroit.

UPDATE: Shots fired outside Detroit middle school; 13-year-old boy playing basketball struck

According to authorities, the shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Puritan Avenue and Greenlawn Street, just west of Livernois Avenue. 

Police said the boy was playing basketball when an unknown person opened fire, striking the 13-year-old. The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1200.

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