Boy, 3, critical after drive-by shooting in Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) β€” A 3-year-old boy remains in critical condition after being shot while in the backseat of a moving vehicle on Detroit’s west side.

Michigan State Police First Lt. Michael Shaw says the child’s mother was driving on the northbound Southfield Freeway near Joy Road just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a bullet pierced the side her vehicle. The mother was not injured.

Authorities say the boy remained in critical condition early Friday after being revived at Sinai Grace Hospital.

Shaw said it’s unclear whether the vehicle was targeted. He said the incident does not appear to be related to road rage.

Authorities temporarily closed the freeway to search for evidence. Investigators have not yet identified a suspect.

No further information was immediately available.

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