12-year-old boy shot in second-floor bedroom in Detroit, police say

12-year-old shot inside second floor bedroom inside Detroit home

Child wounded in the leg, expected to survive.

A 12-year-old Detroit boy is recovering after being shot in the leg in an upstairs bedroom Monday night on the city’s east side.

A suspect fired shots into the home around 8:40 p.m., FOX 2 Detroit reports. Police say he wasn’t the only one inside the house, but was the only one wounded. 

A 12-year-old boy was shot, wounded in an upstairs bedroom on Detroit’s east side.
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Suspect information isn’t available, according to the TV station. Police believe the house was the intended target, but not the child. 

“Senseless cowards shooting houses up,” a Detroit police officer said at the scene. “Unfortunately I see it so many times, kids and people hit by gunfire. I am sure the 12-year-old is not beefing with anybody.”

The shooting happened just blocks away from where an 8-year-old girl was shot and wounded in November, FOX 2 reports.

A 12-year-old boy was shot, wounded in an upstairs bedroom on Detroit’s east side.
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Police ask for anyone with information to call them at 313-596-2200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (773-2587).

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