Atlanta police officers look for bullet holes in the side of a home in the 1100 block of Kipling Street where a 61-year-old woman was shot Wednesday morning. 
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

61-year-old woman shot twice inside SE Atlanta home

A 61-year-old woman was hit twice when someone peppered her southeast Atlanta home with bullets Wednesday morning, police said.

The woman was shot in the chest and arm as she was lying on the couch inside a home in the 1100 block of Kipling Street, which is located just off Moreland Avenue. According to Atlanta police, she is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital and is stable.

Officers responding to the shooting about 4:30 a.m. found multiple bullet holes in the side of the home, Capt. William Ricker told AJC.com.


 

“Obviously the house at 1109 was the intended target based on the number of shots at the home, but we are still investigating why that is,” he said. 

Ricker said investigators don’t know if it was a drive-by or a walk-by shooting, and they don’t know if the bullets were meant for the woman or someone else. Other people were inside at the time.

“Because of the time, they were either sleeping, or tired, or both, and they just heard the shots,” he said. “The victim felt the pain from the gunshots.”

Officers were looking for shell casings and photographing the rounds that hit the house Wednesday morning. A suspect has not been identified, Ricker said.

“It’s still early, so the investigation will have to play out,” he said.

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