17-year-old hospitalized after being hit by celebratory gunfire in downtown Atlanta, police say

ATLANTA — A teen ringing in the New Year in downtown Atlanta was grazed by celebratory gunfire, Atlanta police said.

Police said that at around 12:20 a.m., officers found a 17-year-old in the area of Peachtree Street and Wall Street with a gunshot wound.

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This address is in Underground Atlanta in the area where thousands of people celebrated the New Year, watching the Peach Drop.

Police said the teen was taken to the hospital and is stable.


Police said they are continuing to investigate this incident.

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