4-month-old baby shot while in mother’s arms in DeKalb County

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Channel 2's Darryn Moore is talking to investigators about what happened.

One bullet struck three people, including a 4-month-old baby, when a man accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday night in DeKalb County, police said Wednesday.

About 10:40 p.m., Derico Clark was inside a unit at the Windrush Apartments in the 3000 block of Kensington Road when “he mishandled his firearm and accidentally pulled the trigger,” DeKalb County police Maj. Stephen Fore said.

A round went through Clark’s hand, entered and exited a woman’s leg, continued through a wall and struck an infant in the back in another apartment, Fore said.

The child’s mother was feeding the baby in her arms when the shooting occurred, police said.

The infant was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Clark and the injured woman were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. All were in stable condition, Fore said.

Clark, 23, faces reckless conduct charges, Fore said.

Crime scene technicians were inside both apartments collecting evidence while officers and a K-9 unit were outside searching for evidence connected to the shooting.