6-year-old recovering after drive-by shooting

ATLANTA — A child shot in northwest Atlanta on Sunday is recovering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston.

Family members of Princess Jackson, 6, told Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez that the child is alert and conscious after a stray bullet pierced the family's home and hit the girl.

Investigators said the shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Sunday when someone drove up and opened fire on the home along Stafford Street.

Princess Jackson was hit in the neck by one of the bullets.

"(I’m) heartbroken, angry," Lamonte Jackson, Princess Jackson's father said.

Her father was too broken-up to elaborate.

"It frustrates me and it angers me," Princess Jackson's aunt Dee-Dee Latimer said.


"She said she just saw my niece jump up and hold her back and she starting screaming," Latimer said.

Family members took Jaquez inside the girl's home to see where it all happened.

Princess was sitting on her bed watching TV when police said someone drove down the street and opened fire.

"You're just shooting. Bullets don't have names on them," Latimer told Jaquez.

Several bullets pierced people's cars outside the home as well.

"Princess is the smartest, outgoing baby you would ever meet me," Latimer told Jaquez

Family told Jaquez that Princess loves school and reading, but will not be able to attend her graduation from Kindergarten on Monday because of her injury.

Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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