The teen claimed she was shot by a man traveling in a car with other men, according to police. She underwent surgery later Monday after being transported to the hospital.
Tuesday morning, officers canvassed the area looking for possible clues to the drive-by shooting. But hours later, officers announced new information in the case.
“Working jointly with Clayton County police, we have determined that the shooting actually occurred at the victim’s house inside Henry County,” Major Jason Bolton with Henry police said in an emailed statement. “It appears at this time that the victim was shot by her 18-year-old brother while he was playing with a gun.”
It is possible both siblings could face criminal charges for the shooting and the story allegedly concocted for police, Bolton said. No charges had been filed late Tuesday.