Detroit man shot 3-year-old girl in the head after fighting with her father: police
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Police in Detroit are searching for a 31-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old girl, WXYZ-TV reported on Wednesday.

Authorities said Cleveland Smelley shot the girl around 8 p.m. local time following an argument with her father.

The child was sitting inside her father's car, police said, when the father and the suspect began fighting outside. According to WJBK-TV, Smelley walked away, then returned with the gun and opened fire.

The shooting missed the father, but hit the girl in the head. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.