6-year-old child alert after he was shot in the face, police say

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon in southwest Atlanta in which a man was killed and a child was injured.

Police told Channel 2 Action News the shooting was reported just before 4:30 p.m. on Desoto Avenue SW.

Investigators say a father and his 6-year-old son were found shot in their car in an apparent attempted murder-suicide.

Channel 2's Michael Seiden learned the boy is alert and conscious. We're told he was able to speak to investigators.

"We really don't know what precipitated the event. Our gun assault team and homicide teams are on site
trying to piece together everything right now," said Maj. Andrew Senzer with the Atlanta Police Department.

The senseless crime has broken many hearts within the community.

"I'm glad to hear the little boy is still alive but it's pretty crazy stuff. right here out in the middle of the day," said neighbor Eric Wiggins.