Teen shot while confronting car burglars at after-prom party, Atlanta police say

Police said the incident appeared to be a targeted shooting.

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a shooting that left a teen injured.

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On Sunday, around 12:30 a.m., Atlanta police were called to a person shot at a home in the 900 block of Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta.

When officers arrived, they learned an 18-year-old boy was privately taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.


Atlanta investigators met the victim at the hospital who stated he was at an after-prom party at an Airbnb when he confronted three men with ski masks breaking into vehicles.

The teen told APD investigators he was shot after confronting them.

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The teen whose identity was not released is currently stable.

The investigation remains ongoing. Police have not said if anyone was in custody.