18-year-old passenger in car shot, injured in SW Atlanta

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

A teenager was shot Friday evening while sitting inside a vehicle in a southwest Atlanta residential area, police said.

Authorities responded to Piedmont Physicians at Cascade, a medical clinic along Cascade Park Road, at about 10 p.m. and met with an 18-year-old woman who had been shot at least once, Atlanta police said. She was taken to a hospital but her condition was not released.

The driver of the vehicle drove about two miles from the shooting location to the clinic, authorities later discovered. According to investigators, the victim was shot in the 1200 block of Niskey Lake Road.

She was sitting in the vehicle when she heard gunfire and realized she had been shot, police said. No details were released on a suspect.

The shooting location is a wooded residential area near Niskey Lake, about a five-minute drive from I-285.

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