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Detroit police seek suspect who allegedly shot 16-year-old purchasing fireworks

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 19:46:34-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police are looking for the public's help in locating a suspect who allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy as he was purchasing fireworks from a tent near Greenfield Road on July 2.

According to a release, the incident happened on the city's west side, on the corner near Greenfield and Joy roads.

The 16-year-old victim was attempting to buy fireworks when the suspect fired shots inside the tent. The boy was hit, and transported to a local hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

The suspect is identified as a black man, 31 years old, medium complexion and medium build.

If you have information on this shooting or know the whereabouts of the suspect, contact Detroit police at 313-596-5640