DETROIT – Detroit police are investigating a shooting that injured four people including two children Tuesday morning at a home on MacKenzie Street near Joy and Livernois roads.
A 39-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman both were shot in the head. An 8-year-old boy was shot in the left ear and left hand. A 3-year-old girl suffered facial injuries, police said. It was first reported she was pistol-whipped in her face.
A man was taken into custody before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The children were rushed to Children's Hospital where he is in critical condition. The girl's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The two adults were taken to Receiving Hospital where they are in critical condition.
An 11-year-old boy was able to escape to a nearby home and call police for help. He was having difficulty breathing.
Police said the 29-year-old woman is mother to all three children. The man may be a new boyfriend. This situation may involve the mother's ex-boyfriend.
The home is on MacKenzie Street not far from Prairie Street.
Investigators are working to figure out what led to this violence.