9-year-old shot picking up toys

9-year-old shot picking up toys

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Kendall Smith, 9, was shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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  • A car with at least one gunman opened fire on a apartment complex. 
  • One of the bullets struck a 9-year-old girl. 
  • Police are investigating who the intended target was. 

A 9-year-old girl was picking up her toys when she was struck in the arm by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex, according to Channel 2 Action News 

Police said a car drove up and opened fire about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hidden Village apartments in the 3400 block of Landrum Drive, the news station reported. 

One of bullets hit Kendall Smith, according to Channel 2.

“It’s sad,” Atlanta police Lt. Greg Lyon told Channel 2. “This is not the kind of call we want to respond to at all. Her injuries are severe, but she’s going to be OK.”

Police said at least one gunman was inside the car. They have not said what led to the shooting and are still working to find the intended target.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. 

A girl is in the hospital after she was shot inside her home.

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