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Briefs: Teen killed while playing with gun: Boy, 5, critical after near drowning

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Three teens were allegedly playing with a gun Tuesday night when one was fatally shot at a Clayton County home.

So far, police have not released the name of the 18-year-old and it was unclear Wednesday where the three got the gun.

At 8:42 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Clara Drive after getting a report of a shooting, according to Clayton County police.

The first officer arrived to find the teen unconscious from a gunshot wound to the chest, police spokeswoman Officer Ashanti Marbury said.

The 18-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Marbury said.
So far, no charges have been filed in the incident. And police have not released any details on the circumstances of the shooting.

But according to Channel 2 Action News, three teens were playing with a gun when the 18-year-old was accidentally shot around Tuesday night. It was the wounded teen’s friends who called police, the report said.

Boy, 5, Critical After Nearly Drowning

A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after nearly drowning in the swimming pool at an apartment complex in Clayton County.

So far, police have not released the boy's name and it was unclear how the boy ended up in the pool or how long he was in the pool before he was found. It’s also unclear why he was near the swimming pool and if he was alone.

At 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the apartment complex at 6519 Mount Zion Road after getting a report about a child found unconscious in the swimming pool, according to Clayton County police.

The first officer arrived to find a man already performing CPR on the child, police spokeswoman Officer Ashanti Marbury said. The officer immediately began to assist the man, Marbury said.
Clayton County EMS responded and took over treatment of the child, Marbury said. The boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police have not identified the man who was performing CPR on the child.

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