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9-year-old Detroit boy will lose sight in one eye after being shot in the head

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 18:35:29-04

The life of a 9-year old boy has changed forever because of gunfire in a Detroit neighborhood.

"If you can do something like that, you can ride down the street and just pull out a gun and shoot, not knowing who's around, you need to be locked up," said Andrea Weaver, who was distraught after 9-year old Malik Cosey was shot in the head. 

Cosey was in the car with two of his cousins, who are seven and 11 years old, when the bullets started flying in the 15400 block of Murray Hill on Detroit's west side. The kids were waiting for their grandmother to take them to the movies. 

Witnesses say someone got out of a silver colored Dodge Magnum and started shooting at AK-47 as he ran between two houses. One the bullets hit Cosey in the head. 

"His eye is going to be affected," Weaver told Action News. "He's going to lose his sight on his eye. That will definitely happen." 

The father of the oldest child drove Malik to the hospital.

"He's doing better now but you know, you see something like that, you just go to jump into action," the man said. He  did not want to be identified by name. 

Cosey is being treated at Children's Hospital in Detroit.

The investigation into the shooting continues. Police are asking for the public's help to identify the individuals involved.