Detroit police seek suspects in shooting that hospitalized 2-year-old girl

Victim in critical condition

News Brief, Aug. 28, 2021, 6 p.m. update
News Brief, Aug. 28, 2021, 6 p.m. update

DETROIT – A 2-year-old girl was hospitalized after being shot in the shoulder by a group of teenagers who got into a gunfight Friday night.

Original Story: Two people, including 2-year-old girl, shot on Detroit’s west side

The girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she is listed in critical condition.

The shooting happened at a home on Littlefield Street, near the intersection of Fenkell Avenue and Schaefer Highway. The victim’s mother said she believes the shooting was sparked by a fight between her teenage son and her daughter’s boyfriend.

“We’ve got some suspects that we’re very interested in talking to,” said Detroit police chief James White. “It’s a very very tragic situation involving the 2-year-old. Prayful and hopeful that the baby makes a full recovery.”

Authorities said they have received tips from neighbors. The investigation is ongoing.

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