DETROIT (WJBK) - Police are investigating after a young boy was critically injured when he was hit by a bullet inside his house late Thursday night.
Police say the shot came from somewhere in the 11000 block of Wilshire, and came through the window of a home on Chelsea Avenue, which is one block south. This neighborhood is near Outer Drive and Dickerson Avenue.
Police say the 7-year-old was upstairs in a bedroom when the bullet came through the window. His mother told police that she heard multiple gunshots, and then a few moments later her son came downstairs and told her he'd been shot. He was hit in the neck.
He was rushed to the hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.
Chief Craig said in a news conference Friday afternoon that the boy's injury is no longer considered life threatening, and that he's expected to recover.
Craig said the shooting stemmed from a romantic relationship that had ended, and that the Chelsea Avenue home where the boy was upstairs was not the intended target of the shots fired. Police located 13 casings from a high-power rifle.
Craig added that they have a person of interest in custody at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.