A 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg early Sunday in Inkster and police believe a recent neighborhood squabble may have motivated the shooting.

The shooting took place in the area of Arlington at Mt. Vernon, which is south of Cherry Hill and east of Inkster Road, and was discovered by police when the girl went into Beaumont-Annapolis Hospital with bullet fragments in her lower left leg, according to  Michigan State Police, which investigates homicides and non-fatal shootings in Inkster.

Police believe the squabble started a week-and-a-half ago, when the victim, her boyfriend and a friend were sitting on a porch on the 600 block of Arlington, when four men approached. They asked about the victim's friend, and the conversation quickly turned into an argument.

A few minutes later, two of the four men came back. While one pointed a gun into the air and fired a shot, the other pointed a gun at the home and fired two to three shots. 

Police describe the suspects as teen boys, 13 to 15, standing 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with short afros. Police recovered a number of shell casings from the porch shooting.


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