3-year-old boy shot in targeted attack after leaving barber shop with father, police say

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said a father was targeted in a shooting that left the man’s 3-year-old son in critical condition.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday along Peters Street SW.

Atlanta police said the father and son were leaving a barber shop when a blue Kia Optima began following them.

As the father came to a nearby intersection, police said the car pulled up next to him and opened fire on the car.

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The toddler was hit with one of the bullets. The father sped away and stopped for help at a nearby fire station.

The toddler was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition but is stable.

Atlanta police said they believe the father was targeted and they are speaking with him now.

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