3-year-old grazed in stomach by glass after gun goes off, Atlanta police say

ATLANTA — Atlanta police confirmed it’s investigating an accidental shooting involving a child in southwest Atlanta.

Officers responded to Cushman Circle around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police originally said they found a 3-year-old girl with a gunshot to her stomach.

However, investigators later found the child was not hit by a gunshot. Instead, she was hit by glass debris as a result of the gunshot.

Police tell Channel 2 Action News the girl is alert and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers remain at the scene and are speaking with the girl’s guardians.

We have a crew heading to the scene for LIVE updates RIGHT NOW on Channel 2 Action News.


This is the third accidental shooting involving a child in the past month in Atlanta.

On July 28, a 3-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the head off Manor Lane.

A 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head in a home off Delray Street on Aug. 8. Dontavious Wells was charged with reckless conduct, theft by receiving a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and cruelty to children in the 2nd degree.