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Girl, 10, hospitalized after east-side Detroit drive-by shooting

November 21, 2021, 7:58 AM

A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized in temporary serious condition Saturday night, after one or more gunmen riddled her family's car with bullets in a drive-by shooting in the Denby neighborhood. 

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Police are investigating an east-side shooting. (File photo)

Police are investigating whether the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. near Evanston Street and Somerset Avenue near I-94 on Detroit's east side, was intentional. 

WDIV Detroit reports:

Detroit police said the girl was inside a car with her family when another car pulled up to them and started shooting at them. Police reportedly counted at least 30 shell casings across the entire crime scene.

...“Unfortunately, we’re in this all-time violence of guns, kind of a wild west out here. When I say multiple casings, I see handgun rounds and what could be rifle rounds, even though they could be fired from a handgun,” Detroit police Cmdr. Eric Decker said. “We need the public’s help. We need to take these guys who are running around shooting guns off the street, and that comes from the police and the public working together.”

Police said the suspect's car was a four-door dark burgundy Cadillac. 


Read more:  WDIV


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