Girl, 8, hurt after man fires 'random' shots

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News


Detroit police are investigating the shooting of an 8-year-old girl.

An 8-year-old girl was shot near this gas station at Grand River and Wyoming on the west side of Detroit March 23, 2018

Officials said the girl was shot earlier this morning near Grand River and Wyoming on the city's west side. She was taken to a hospital by her mother, they said.

Detroit police Commander Brian Mounsey says a man was in the parking lot of a gas station on the city’s west side asking people for a cigarette Friday morning when he apparently started shooting at random.

Police say the girl, who was in a nearby vehicle with her mother at a traffic light, was struck in the arm area. She was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive.

Mounsey says another vehicle was hit by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported. Police say a man suspected in the shooting was taken into custody.

Associated Press contributed