Police: 8-year-old wounded in Detroit shooting; suspect held - WNEM TV 5

Police: 8-year-old wounded in Detroit shooting; suspect held

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DETROIT (AP) -

Police say an 8-year-old girl has been shot and wounded in Detroit while she was on her way to school with her mother.

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.

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