DeKalb County

8-year-old girl hit by bullet while sleeping inside DeKalb County home

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — An 8-year-old girl is recovering after police say she was shot while lying in bed inside a DeKalb County home Monday morning.

DeKalb County police said they responded to a shooting around 1:30 a.m. at a house off Orbit Circle in Ellenwood where they found the girl inside the home. They say the bullet came through the window near her bedroom.

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The girl was taken to a local hospital and is stable.

“It’s real shocking and the family that was attacked. They don’t do anything. It’s just children,” neighbor Shanna Ellis said.

Police said a suspect has not been arrested.


Investigators believe an adult living at the house was intended target. Officers arrested that man for possession of narcotics.

DeKalb County police asks anyone with information to contact detectives at (770) 724-7850.

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