DETROIT (WWJ) – A 3-year-old girl has been upgraded to stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at about 5:40 pm on the 19600 block of Cardonia Street on Detroit’s east side.

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Allegedly, a neighborhood dispute escalated, culminating in a single shot from a shotgun that hit the young girl.

Sgt. Eren Stephens told WWJ that the young girl was shot in the chest, arm and leg.

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“Regardless of what the altercation was, there is no excuse for what happened – there is no excuse for a three-year-old being shot,” said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

“The child is alert and up – obviously traumatized by what has happened,” said Godbee.

Police are confident that they know who fired the shotgun and will be able to apprehend the suspect.

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Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for more on this developing story.