Detroit shooting injures 2-year-old girl, police say

Mark Hicks Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 2-year old is recovering after being shot in the left shoulder in the crossfire of a fight Friday night on Detroit's west side.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. in the 15000 block of Littlefield, near Chalfonte, Deputy Chief Rudy Harper said.

The gunfire stemmed from a fight that occurred days prior, Harper said.

The 2-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man were taken to the hospital but both are expected to make a full recovery, he said, adding it's unclear if the man was shot.

Police have identified a suspect and are confident they will catch him but no further information is being released, Harper said.

Detectives and officers at the scene recovered two weapons, one inside a home and another weapon was recovered by Michigan State Police K-9s outside while searching for the suspect.

"As Chief (James) White often talks about, people try to settle their differences by using guns and it's just not the way people should," Harper said. "We will continue to have conversations and engage with our neighborhood police to work alternative methods to squash the beef."

Anyone with information can submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.