Inkster teen shot defending younger brother

Police say accused gunman is gang member

INKSTER, Mich. – Inkster and Michigan State police say a 17-year-old took a bullet Wednesday night for his younger brother.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Center and Woodland drives, when a 13-year-old boy was assaulted by a 16-year-old, who goes by the street name "Rio."

The 13-year-old went home and told his 17-year-old brother about the incident, who went out in his defense.

Police said the 17-year-old didn't know "Rio" was a gang member who also had a handgun.

"Rio" shot the 17-year-old twice, leaving him in critical condition.

Police said "Rio" is not in custody yet.

The shooting comes just weekend after a man shot three people, killing a 2-year-old.

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