16-year-old boy shot near GSU campus after car break-in victim fires at suspect

ATLANTA — A 16-year-old boy was shot near the Georgia State University campus Tuesday night.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Decatur St. and Piedmont Ave.

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Georgia State University officials said a person was breaking into cars and the victim fired several shots at the suspect. It’s unclear if the 16-year-old was the one attempting to break into cars or was a bystander.


Police said the victim was providing little information about the investigation. He was taken to the hospital and was stable.

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Investigators are still working to determine exactly what happened.

The 16-year-old and the victim of the car break-in have not been identified. It’s unclear if anyone is facing any charges.