Cops: Teen shoots himself while breaking into car near Georgia State campus

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

A 16-year-old boy shot himself Tuesday evening in downtown Atlanta near the Georgia State University campus while breaking into a vehicle, police said.

Officers were called to the intersection of Decatur Street and Piedmont Avenue about 6:55 p.m. regarding a person shot. At the scene, police said the teenager was found injured and taken to a hospital.

According to police, the victim “sustained a self-inflicted wound” in the area of Wall Street and Kimball Way while breaking into a car inside a parking garage. The area is adjacent to the GSU College of Education and Natural Science Center buildings.

Authorities have not said how the boy shot himself, how many cars were broken into or if he is facing charges.

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