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Girl, 5, shot when she looks out window to see what she thought was fireworks

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A 5-year-old thought she heard fireworks and went to look out the window. Moments later she was shot by a stray bullet inside her DeKalb County apartment.

The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. Sunday at the Highland at East Apartments at 2051 Flat Shoals Road, according to DeKalb County police.

Investigators said two or more people were firing gunshots at each other when the girl was injured.

"There were so many, the little girl thought they it was fireworks going on," police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said. "She walked to the window and was shot in the shoulder."

When officers arrived they found the child in a back bedroom with her mother and grandmother, according to a police report.

The child was rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where she was in stable condition, police said.

Officers found numerous shell casings in the complex, Capt. Fore said. They also found several vehicles and buildings that had been shot by the suspects.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Crimestoppers.

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