5-year-old caught in the crossfire of a shootout in southwest Atlanta, police say

ATLANTA — An Atlanta child is recovering from injuries after being grazed by a bullet during a shootout between two drivers, according to police.

Investigators say just before 6 p.m. they were called to the 1800 block of Campbellton Rd. SW to a person shot.

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When they arrived, they found that a 5-year-old had been grazed by a bullet. The child was taken to the hospital and is stable.

Investigators say that two drivers in different cars began shooting at one another and a separate vehicle that the child was in was hit by gunfire. They say a bullet struck the vehicle, entered the backseat and hit the child in the back.


No details have been released on possible suspects.

Investigators are continuing to work to learn the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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