INKSTER, Mich. - A teen was shot Thursday morning at an apartment in Inkster and authorities have the boy's mother in custody.
The shooting happened around 8:45 a.m. at the Canterbury Woods Apartments in the 600 block of Tobin Drive, which is near Beech Daly Road and Avondale Street, police said.
The victim, who is 17 years old, has been transported to a hospital. His condition was listed as critical but stable.
Michigan State Police officials said the woman and her son were involved in a heated argument when the mother threatened her son with a handgun and told him to leave the area.
The teen walked outside of the apartment building, but when he came back to the outside door, he started to argue with his mother again. The woman fired one shot from her legally restricted handgun, police said.
The teen was struck in the shoulder area. He was taken to a nearby hospital by a neighbor, police said. He's listed in critical condition.
The woman was taken into police custody for questioning.
State police are handling the investigation.
Further: Mother and 17 year old son were involved in an argument when son left the apartment. Son returns and mom fires one shot striking the male in the body. Son at local hospital in critical condition. Mother in custody. No danger exists to the community. pic.twitter.com/bSAk1LZTgQ — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 8, 2018
Canterbury Woods management released the following statement:
"Since early this morning, we have been in touch with police about this sad situation and are cooperating with their investigation. We do not believe any of our other residents' or homes were affected by this incident."
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