Police: Boy, 14, hurt in Detroit shooting

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A 14-year-old boy was wounded in a Fourth of July shooting on Detroit’s west side, police said.

The teen was walking with friends near Robson and Puritan at about 4:45 p.m. when he encountered another group of males also in the area, investigators said in a statement.

“Two gunshots were fired from the group of males, striking the victim in the body,” the notice read.

The victim was privately taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in temporary serious condition Monday night.

No one else reported injuries in the incident, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

A description of a suspect was not available Monday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Second Precinct Investigative Unit at (313) 596-5240.