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7-year-old grazed by bullet in his own bedroom

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 21:32:33-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 7-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet while inside a home on Detroit's east side.

Police say the shooting occurred around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday in the 15800 block of Lappin. The child was treated and release at the scene, according to a Detroit police spokeswoman.

Police are searching for at least one gunman who fired outside the home. Annie Lawson says gun violence in her neighborhood is a never-ending struggle.

"It's been so many," Lawson said. "It's like every weekend."

Lawson says she took cover as shots rang out on her family room floor.

"It was like rapid fire," she said. "50-60 rounds!"

She wants to see an end to the shootings around her home where she lives with her handicapped sister. The news that a child was injured was shocking to her family.

"My heart goes out to him," Lawson said.

If you have information about the shooting call the DPD or CrimeStopper at 1-800-Speak-Up.