Detroit firefighter in custody for questioning after shooting on city's west side

Detroit police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon on Detroit's west side. 

Three people have been taken into questioning in connection with the shooting, one of those persons being a Detroit firefighter, FOX 2 has learned. 

The shooting happened around noon at a home in the 6300 block of Barton Street, which is near Livernois and Tireman. 

A spokesperson with the Detroit Fire Department says the victim was shot in the head and was critically hurt. 

The circumstances of the shooting are unknown at this time. 

"There are a lot of conflicting reports in this. All the parties that are involved in this are being detained and being questioned," said Detroit Police Major Crimes Commander Eric Decker. 

He says at the time of the shooting it's believed four adults, including the Detroit firefighter, were in the home. It appears children were there, too. 

"We don’t currently know exactly the chain of events or who fired the weapon and that is our job to figure out at this time," Decker said. 

Investigators can’t say much about the circumstances but will say the people involved knew each other. 

The commander says the case is not being handled any differently because it involves a city employee.

"It's handled like any other shooting, any other homicide. Our job is to investigate the crime, to follow the evidence and find out to the best of our ability what happened," Decker said. 

Detroit fire commissioner Eric Jones told FOX 2 that he’s aware of the situation and says it’s too early in the investigation to comment.