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8-Year-old Shot In Southwest Detroit

A shooting in Southwest Detroit has sent an eight-year-old girl and her grandmother to the hospital.

When WWJ’s CityBeat Reporter Vickie Thomas arrived at the house where the shooting took place on Cabot and Arnold Street, off Lonyo, she found that it was still a very active crime scene with numerous shell casings being marked in the snow.

Witnesses apparently telling police that it was no drive-by shooting. Witnesses say the suspect stood across the street from the home on Cabot and opened fire with an AK-47. When police left the scene, Vickie counted over 30 bullet holes, including seven in the front window. Right behind the shattered window: a Christmas tree.

The eight-year-old girl who was injured was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot. Her grandmother was grazed by a bullet.

WWJ spoke with the landlord, Heather Shults.

“My mom lived over here for years and there was never nothing like this… I’m hurt. Especially since a child got shot, I’m hurt,” Shults said.

Police are looking for suspects and a motive. No arrests have been made.

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