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

Police search for suspects

2-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man were shot Friday on Detroit's west side
2-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man were shot Friday on Detroit's west side

DETROIT – Police said two people, including a 2-year-old girl, have been shot Friday night on Detroit’s west side.

Officials said the incident happened in the 15000 block of Littlefield Street. Detroit police said 2-year-old Ahnaya was shot in the shoulder.

“My children were upstairs taking a bath when all of this broke out. When I went upstairs -- once the bullets got to ringing out -- I ran upstairs, I got her and she was under the bed. She was bloody, she didn’t have any clothes on because she had just got out of the tub,” said the child’s mother, Tiffany Garrett. “At first I thought I had blood all over me from my fiancé. I thought it was his because he got shot as well. So when I picked her, she had blood all over her body.”

Garrett’s 31-year-old fiancé is in temporary serious condition, according to police.

Police and Garrett said an altercation led to the shooting.

“My son, he had an altercation with my daughter’s boyfriend at the time. The boyfriend didn’t like what happened to him so he decided to call his family up. His family came over here and they felt the need to go one-on-one,” she said. “But it wasn’t one-on-one. They started jumping him. Next thing I know ... they got to shooting.”

Authorities are working to track down the suspects.

“Why is my daughter shot? Why is an innocent 2-year-old shot? Why is anybody’s child shot over something stupid and senseless?” Garrett said.

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