FLINT, MI — Police say there were no adults in the house when an 11-year-old boy was shot and critically injured Tuesday afternoon at a Flint home.
Officers with the Flint Police Department responded around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the 600 block of Crawford Street, between Euston and Grand Traverse streets, for a report of a shooting.
A neighbor called police after hearing people yelling that someone had been shot.
The boy had been shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he is in critical condition.
Michigan State Police troopers had taken a 35-year-old man into custody at the Walmart store off East Court Street in Burton as a potential suspect in the matter, Flint Police Chief Terence Green said.
The man has since been released from custody after investigators spoke with the children inside the home at the time of the shooting.
“The kids weren’t truthful,” said Green. “He definitely wasn’t the one that fired the shot. We don’t think he was there when it happened.”
There were four children — ages 9 to 14 — at the home when the boy was shot, but