(WXYZ) - Latricia Walker is grateful to be singing songs with her 5-year-old granddaughter Kamiyah, and even more grateful she, the little girl, and other family members are alive.
On Wednesday night, she was riding in the passenger seat of her cousin's car -- on University and East Warren --
with little Kamiyah and her cousin's 7-year-old daughter in the backseat.
"All we heard were gunshots," said Latricia. "The first gunshot that I heard I told my cousin, 'come on let's get out of here.' The second gunshot I seen her jerk and she said 'cuz, I've been shot.'"
Her cousin was conscious while being rushed to the hospital, but loved ones feared the worst.
Latricia doesn't think the bullets were meant for any of them, but that they were in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Still, why the gunman was shooting at them is something she may never know.
Luckily, her cousin survived the life-changing ordeal. But family members have a message for the person who pulled the trigger, and how his or her actions have affected them.
"It was too scary for me," said Kamiyah. "That's why I don't mess with guns."
"There were two young women and two young children in that car last night," said Latricia. "Stop this senseless violence. Save our children. Make sure we can live in peace because we don't deserve this."
We're told the woman is recovering in intensive care. Anyone with information should call Detroit Police.