Toddler injured in ‘targeted’ shooting near Atlanta barbershop, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Atlanta Police have confirmed they are investigating a shooting involving a toddler.
The shooting, which reportedly happened in the 1200 block of Lee Street NW in southwest Atlanta, was reported at approximately 4:02 p.m.
Atlanta police said a father and his son were leaving a barbershop when a blue Kia Optima started following behind them.
When the father stopped at an intersection, police said the car pulled up next to him and opened fire.
Police said one of the bullets hit the toddler and the father drove to a nearby fire station to get help.
A spokesperson with Atlanta Fire and Rescue told CBS46 “The dad took the boy to Fire Station 14 on Lee Street at 4:02pm. Per fire, the boy is 3-years-old. Fire officials also confirmed the boy was conscious, breathing, and alert when Grady EMS transported him to Egleston (Children’s Health of Atlanta).”
According to police, the toddler was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
Police believe the shooting was targeted.
BREAKING: A toddler was shot in southwest #Atlanta along Peters Street and Northside Drive SW.— Patrick Quinn (@PatrickQuinnTV) August 3, 2022
I’m told the toddler was taken to a nearby hospital and was responsive. The toddler is expected to survive. Expecting an update from police in next few minutes. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/1FCAU3zgsj
Update: Per police, father and son had just left barber shop, we’re driving down Peters Street in SW Atlanta when a car approached and shot at them. The toddler was hit. Police believe it was targeted - not random. Toddler in critical condition. @cbs46 https://t.co/yNfJe1IimI— Patrick Quinn (@PatrickQuinnTV) August 3, 2022
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