15-year-old boy shot inside home on Detroit’s west side

Bullets fired into home on Stahelin Street

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot Tuesday morning on Detroit’s west side. Follow updates here: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/10/26/15-year-old-boy-shot-on-detroits-west-side/

DETROIT – A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot Tuesday morning on Detroit’s west side.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Stahelin Street near 7 Mile Road and the Southfield Freeway.

Police said the shots were fired from outside of the home, hitting the boy. A total of 13 shots were fired into the home. The boy was struck in his head.

Bullet holes in a window to a home where a 15-year-old boy was shot Oct. 26, 2021 in Detroit. (WDIV)

Police believe home was targeted

Investigators believe this was a targeted shooting, but the teen was not the target. Police do not know specifically who the target was.

The boy did not live at the home. He was spending the night at his friend’s house.

Two other children were inside the home at the time. A 14-year-old and 9-year-old were in a bedroom with the victim when he was shot.

The parents of two of the children were also in the home.

No arrests have been made.


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