Detroit police: 2 in custody in connection with 7-year-old's shooting death

7-year-old, 8-year-old hit by gunfire Sunday night on Steel Street

DETROIT – Detroit Police Chief James Craig said two people are in custody in connection with a shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl and seriously hurt her 8-year-old friend.

Craig said the "senseless" shooting Sunday night at a home on Steel Street stemmed from a domestic situation.

“There was some type of argument, we don’t know over what," Craig said.

Police said after the argument broke out, someone left and returned with a gun.

Family members identified the 7-year-old as Chanell Berry.

Her friend, Ellen Garjo, remains in critical condition.

“People get to argue, but they don’t get to use this type of response," Craig said.

A police source said the two suspects in custody are siblings, and are being uncooperative with the investigation.

“Just because you have a gun doesn’t make you a man. It makes you a person with a gun. For this to happen, it’s just senseless. It’s terrible,” said Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt. “We’re going to do what we can to get these people.”

An online fund has been set up for Chanell's family.