An 11-year-old boy was shot by a stray bullet during a shootout between two groups Wednesday night in southwest Atlanta.
So far, no one has been arrested and police are still trying to determine the motive for the shootout.
Around 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the 900 block of Coleman Street after getting a call about a person shot, according to Atlanta police.
Officers arrived to find the boy with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
The child was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where he was in stable condition.
Investigators said two groups of people began exchanging gunfire in the area of Sims and Arthur streets before moving into the 900 block of Coleman Street while continuing to exchange gunfire.
The boy, who police said was an innocent bystander, was outside at the time of the shooting.
After the child was shot, his brother carried him a few houses down the street to his home, where a family member called 911.
A neighbor, Mr. Carvale Flemings, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the boy was outside the home when he was shot by people walking down the street.
Mr. Flemings said he heard at least 12 shots before the boy started screaming.
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