Teen critically shot in Dearborn Heights by another teen, police say

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Sep 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-18 23:04:24-04

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WYYZ) — A teenager was critically shot by another teen in Dearborn Heights on Monday, police said.

Police said they received a call around 3:30 p.m. that a 16-year-old was shot inside a home on Grayfield Street near Constance Street.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the teen had been shot one time. They then escorted an ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.

Dearborn Heights police said a 14-year-old accidentally shot the 16-year-old. Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting but called the incident “suspicious.”

Other kids were inside the home at the time. It’s unclear if the victim lives at the home.

Police are working to get a search warrant on the home to continue investigating and look for weapons.

A second location nearby after the shooting became disorderly among upset family members, police said.

One person was arrested for disorderly conduct, police said. Two other people were released. Police said a minor is "in custody related to the incident." The minor has not yet been formally charged.

Several agencies assisted Dearborn Heights police including Michigan State Police, Redford police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the home had bullet holes from a previous shooting that did not happen on Thursday.

There is no threat to the public, police said.