DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head outside of a dollar store on Detroit’s west side.
The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar store near Joy and Evergreen roads. Officials confirmed Thursday morning that the boy had died. His name has not yet been released.
Detroit Police Captain Steve Walton said the boy had exited the store after buying a pair of gloves when he was shot.
Police quickly responded to the area and found the suspected gunman, an 18-year-old, hiding under a car more than a block away from the store. He was taken into custody without further incident.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries.
Other circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear. An investigation is ongoing.
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