2 suspects in murder of Detroit girl released

- Authorities say they have released two people held in the killing of a 7-year-old girl in Detroit.

Police said Thursday a woman described as "a person of interest" and a man who is "a possible suspect" were freed. The woman turned herself in and the man was arrested in connection with the Sunday shooting into a home that killed the girl and injured an 8-year-old girl.

The two people were arrested for spraying the home on Steel Street with bullets on December 27. 7-year-old Chanel Berry and an 8-year-old girl were inside the home, playing with Christmas presents. Berry died in the shooting. The other girl was wounded but survived the violence.

Investigators say there was a party and a fight broke out. Then someone left and returned with a gun and shot up the home.

State law says suspects can be held for up to 72 hours without charges. The Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled the girl's death was a homicide.

Prosecutors returned a warrant request to police for further investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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