• 2 children injured in separate shootings just 2 miles apart in DeKalb

    By: Darryn Moore

    Updated:

    DeKalb County police are investigating two shootings that involved children and they happened just two miles apart from each other. 

    Channel 2's Darryn Moore was live on Channel 2 Action News This Morning at both scenes off Flat Shoals Road.

    Police said an 8-year-old was grazed by a stray bullet at the Aspen Woods apartment complex. 

    Shortly after, Channel 2 Action News learned of a second shooting involving a 11-year-old child and his mother in 3100 block of Citrus Court.

    The 11-year-old and his mother were transported to a local hospital with "serious injuries."

    Police believe the son and mother knew their shooter, who is still on the loose. 

    Assistant chief Tony Catlin told Channel 2's Audrey Washington that police do have a person of interest but are not releasing information as they work to identify the him. 


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    In the first shooting investigated Monday, police said the bullet that grazed the 8-year-old boy came from a shootout in the parking lot. 

    The boy is now OK and was released from the hospital. 

    Our camera rolled as CSI pull out baby car seats and what appeared to be a crib mattress from an apartment.

    What led up to the shooting remains unclear.

    “We believe this is an isolated incident and that the victims know the assailant," said Tony Catlin, the assistant chief for the DeKalb County Police Department. 

    “It’s terrible that a child got caught up in this. It’s dangerous," Shirley Terrell, a witness, told Washington.

    She wants this violence to end.

    Information from our investigative partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report.

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