Lansing Shooting Injures Young Boy

A shooting in Lansing Friday morning put one toddler in the hospital. Police say it happened just before 7:30 Friday morning during a fight between adults in a parking lot.

There are still numerous questions surrounding exactly what led up the shooting.

There were two cars involved, a husband and his wife were in one car and a woman and children were in the other.

Officers say the husband pulled his car over in a vacant parking lot at the corner of Cedar street and Mount Hope avenue after he noticed another car following him. The situation escalated from there.

Officers say the woman in the second car hit the first car. Police say the husband, a 33-year-old Man from Lansing, got out of his car, walked over to the woman, pulled out a hand gun and fired one shot at the car. That bullet hit a little boy in the chest.

“One bullet hole in the front windshield. The bullet did enter the vehicle and then what they say is that it moved around or tumbled a little bit it and it actually found the toddler,” said Officer Robert Merritt, LPD.

Police say one of their off-duty detectives drove by just after the shooting and saw the commotion. They say the detective arrested the man and took him into custody. Officers say the little boy who is about 2 or 3 years old is expected to be okay.

Police believe the two people knew each other, but they're still trying to piece together how the whole think escalated.

Stay with 6 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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