15-year-old shot in bed while sleeping

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ATLANTA —

Police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy inside a home on Northwest Atlanta.

Investigators say someone fired shots into the home on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard early Tuesday morning. 

The teenager was shot in the leg while in bed. Atlanta Police say he then got up and told his mother what happened. She called 911. 

The teenager was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital alert and breathing. 

Police say several shots were fired into the home. 

Officers are canvassing the area for the shooter.