15-year-old shot near Buckhead apartment complex

The shooting happened at a mixed-use building in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road.

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

The shooting happened at a mixed-use building in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road.

A 15-year-old was shot Thursday during a fight near a Buckhead apartment complex, police said.

Officers were called to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on Peachtree Street around 12:30 p.m. after the teen arrived at the facility suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand, according to authorities. Police learned that the shooting took place in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road in the Lindbergh neighborhood.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot by an “unknown suspect” during a physical fight, officials said.

The shooting location is a mixed-use building housing The Peninsula at Buckhead apartment and several restaurants. Directly behind the building is a Home Depot.

It’s at least the second time a teenager has been shot in Atlanta in the past six days. On Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the calf at a home in the Mozley Park neighborhood in southwest Atlanta during a birthday party, police said.

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