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.READ MORE: Rays Win 6-1
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.READ MORE: Ford Recalls SUVs Due To Engine Fire Risk, Owners Should Park Vehicles Outside
“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.MORE NEWS: Attorney General's Office Won't Upset Conviction In 1986 Port Huron Murder
Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for more on this developing story.