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Detroit police seek gunman after shooting outside child's birthday party

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Police say a 21-year-old man was shot outside of a home in Detroit where a 5-year-old child's birthday party was being held on Feb. 19, 2013.
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(CBS) DETROIT - Detroit police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting outside of a Detroit home where a birthday party for a 5-year-old child was being held, CBS Detroit reports.

Investigators say gunfire broke out around 8 p.m. Tuesday outside of the home on the east side of Detroit.

Police say a 21-year-old man attending the party noticed the suspect and several persons outside the home involved in a physical altercation. As the man began to break up the altercation, police say the suspect produced a weapon and fired shots, the station reports.

The 21-year-old man received a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital where he was last listed in temporary-serious condition, according to the station.

The suspect is described as a 22-year-old black male, 5'10" with a thin to medium build, dark complexion and a goatee. At the time of the shooting, the suspect was reportedly wearing a hooded sweatshirt and white jeans. Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-1340 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

  • Crimesider Staff

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