Detroit police are investigating gunfire that left a 13-year-old boy seriously wounded Tuesday night on the city’s west side.
The youth’s family called 911 at about 9:15 p.m. to report that he had been shot in a home in the 20000 block of Southfield Road, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.
Authorities are still probing the incident, but a preliminary investigation indicated the shooting appeared to be self-inflicted, Moreno said.
Investigators are still working to determine who owned the gun and whether it was properly licensed.
Meanwhile, the teen was hospitalized in critical condition late Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head.