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

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.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Associated Press contributed

 

 

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