Mother accidentally shoots 1-year-old during dispute with neighbor in Detroit

Child’s mother was arrested, police say

Mother accidentally shoots 1-year-old daughter during a dispute with a neighbor.

DETROIT – Police said a 20-month-old child was injured in a shooting Monday night in the 4200 block of Tyler Street.

The child’s mother was arrested.

Detroit police said that at about 7:46 p.m., the mother was allegedly in a dispute with a neighbor over a food delivery mix-up.

The neighbor allegedly pulled out a hammer, and the mother -- a CPL holder -- pulled out a gun and fired shots.

The mother’s 20-month-old daughter, who was in a gray Charger, was struck. She was transported to a hospital and listed in critical condition.

The handgun and hammer were recovered.

You can watch the report in the video posted above.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.