A bullet grazed a 13-year-old as she ate dinner Monday night inside her Clayton County townhome, police said.
About four rounds entered the residence in the 1800 block of Grove Way around 7:30 p.m., Lovejoy police Chief Michael Gaddis told AJC.com.
One of the bullets came through a window, grazing the teen in the abdomen as she was in the kitchenette area. Three to four adults who were also in the home were not injured.
The girl was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. She was examined and released Monday night, according to police.
A preliminary investigation suggests the townhome was targeted, “but we don’t have the reasons right now,” Gaddis said. “We’re early in the investigation and we’re following up on a couple of leads at this point.”
Records do not reveal previous calls to the address, which is in the Southfield Station townhome community, according to police.
Police are talking to neighbors to see if they have any surveillance footage that may help investigators track down the shooter.
“No particular vehicle was seen,” Gaddis said. “So right now, it’s possible the subject or subjects were on foot when it happened. But we do not have any descriptions at this point.”
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything around the time of the shooting is asked to contact Lovejoy police. Tipsters can call 678-610-9748 and ask for Gaddis or Investigator Gant.
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