Neighbors Shoot Each Other While Exchanging Words On Detroit's West Side

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DETROIT (WWJ) - An argument between neighbors in Detroit has nearly fatal consequences when two women take out guns and shoot each other. 

The incident unfolded around 3 a.m. Thursday on Stout Street near Puritan, in the area of Evergreen Road and Grand River Avenue on the city's west side. 

Investigators say the women, who live across the street from each other, were exchanging words when the 71-year-old allegedly struck the 55-year-old with an object. The younger woman fired a shot striking the older woman, who returned fire striking the younger woman. 

Both women were transported to the hospital. The 71-year-old woman is in critical condition and the 55-year-old woman is in temporary-serious condition. 

Police say both women are CPL holders. It's unclear what sparked their initial argument. 

The shooting remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5840. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.