Teen shot while observing Ramadan in Detroit - KMSP-TV

Teen shot while observing Ramadan in Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -  A teen observing Ramadan in northeast Detroit was shot Friday.

Neighbors tell Fox 2's Randy Wimbley the 15-year-old is from Indiana and that he was visiting Detroit with other teenagers to celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims in which they fast from sunrise to sunset.

"We are in Holy Month which means everybody stays up the whole night - kids, women, old people," says Omar Albani.

The victim was sitting outside with other teenagers eating pizza when the shots rang out. Rifle caliber rounds pierced the window of Barakeh Bakery and reportedly the victim's shoulder.

Mohamed Abdinur, a neighbor, says the victim is doing well and should be released soon. Police say the victim is in stable condition.

We're told two suspects rode by on bicycles and opened fire. Authorities are still seeking both individuals but do not have a description of either.

Police are also still trying to pinpoint a motive and say they are not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime.


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