DETROIT (WWJ) – Two separate shootings in Detroit leave a 5-year-old child fighting for his life and a teenager dead.

Police say the 13-year-old girl was shot and killed around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when a gun went off inside a home on Lappin Street near 7 Mile Road  and Hayes. The girl was reportedly babysitting two younger children with a 14-year-old boy at the time of the shooting. The boy has been detained for questioning.

Meanwhile, a few miles away, a 5-year-old boy was inside his home Tuesday on Irvington Street near 8 Mile Road and I-75 when someone fired shots through the front window. The boy, who was hit in the face, underwent surgery at Children’s Hospital and was last reported in critical condition. Police don’t have any information on suspects.

Both incidents remain under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-596-1140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.





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