Since November, at least four children have been shot by other children or have shot themselves in Atlanta. In one of those cases, the Nov. 13 death of 8-year-old Kayden Jones, a juvenile boy was arrested on charges of murder and cruelty to children. The others were accidental discharges with unsecured weapons, according to police.
A 1-year-old boy was injured Dec. 10 when another child got hold of a gun in a home on Landrum Drive in southwest Atlanta. The boy’s mother was upstairs and the two children were playing downstairs, police said.
Two weeks later, a 5-year-old boy was injured Dec. 23 at the Camden Vantage Apartments on Jackson Street after he found a gun and fired a round into his foot. His grandmother took him to Atlanta Medical Center after the shooting, according to police.
“Our detectives will conduct a diligent investigation, and any persons that might have contributed to these types of injuries or death involving persons in a residence — as a result of irresponsible gun ownership and having left weapons unattended — you will be charged,” Woolfolk said.
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