Update: 16-year-old boy hospitalized after accidental shooting in the face by teen in Dearborn Heights

One juvenile is in custody

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A police investigation of the shooting involving a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the face in Dearborn Heights concluded as accidental.

The shooting occurred Monday (Sept. 18) at 3:30 p.m. in the 8400 block of Grayfield Street.

Officials determined that a 14-year-old was holding the gun, which accidentally discharged, hitting the 16-year-old boy in the face.

The 16-year-old was taken to a Metro Detroit hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Police have one juvenile in custody.

About the Author:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.