2-year-old shot in ankle in NW Atlanta

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in northwest Atlanta.

Officers were called to the Columbia Grove apartment complex at 1783 Johnson Road about 6:40 p.m. for a report of a person shot in Atlanta’s West Highlands neighborhood.

The 2-year-old victim was shot in the ankle, according to an Atlanta police spokesperson.

The boy was alert when he was taken to the hospital, according to a news release. Investigators were still working to learn the details of what led to the shooting.

Police did not identify the boy or say if any charges were pending.

At least one man in handcuffs was taken into custody by officers at the scene Wednesday night, Channel 2 Action News reported.

It’s not the only recent shooting that left a young child wounded.

A 3-year-old boy in South Fulton suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen Dec. 22 after he found an “unsecured weapon” under a bed and shot himself, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

One day later, a 5-year-old boy was “able to get his small hands on an unsecured gun in the home,” Atlanta police said at the time. The child accidentally shot himself in the foot and had to be hospitalized, according to previous AJC reporting.

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