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Man suspected of shooting 7-year-old in Detroit turns himself in to police

Child in critical condition


DETROIT – A man suspected of shooting of a 7-year-old on Detroit's east side Tuesday night has turned himself into police, officials said.

The shooting happened in the 3600 block of Fairview Street on Detroit's east side.

Police were searching for Torrey Craft, a suspect in the shooting. Craft fired shots at 10:45 p.m. after an argument with his girlfriend, who lives on the block, police said.

The child is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh, officials said.

“We got a phone call that the suspect, his name is Torrey Craft, and his girlfriend lives at this location and they got into an argument yesterday - girlfriend, boyfriend drama,” Detroit Police Deputy Chief Renee Hall said. “He threatened to come back. He made good on his threat. When he came back he fired a shot.”

Police said there are bullet casings from two different weapons at the scene. Hall said an assault rifle was used in the shooting, as well as a .40 caliber which fired at least seven shots.

Detroit police transported the child to the hospital. He is listed in critical condition.

“A 7-year-old, an innocent child, has been shot due to some type of domestic dispute,” Hall said.

Police are investigating the shooting.

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