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Police: Couple shot may have been bystanders to fight

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Police are investigating after a couple in their 40s were shot in downtown Detroit early Sunday morning, but early indications are they might not have been the intended targets, but bystanders to an "altercation" involving others.

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The shooting took place about 2:40 a.m. at Beaubien and Congress, and the victims are a 47-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man.

The woman took a graze wound and was left in stable condition, said Dontae Freeman, social media manager for the Detroit Police Department. The man took a gunshot wound and was in stable condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital at last report.

The nature of the altercation and the parties involved were not immediately known.

It's the second shooting in the downtown area of Detroit in less than a week. A 14-year-old was shot in downtown Detroit on Tuesday night, police said.

The victim, a male, was with other youths when he was shot about 10:15 p.m. in the ankle at Grand River and Washington by someone in the group, police said.