6-year-old boy shot in hand in SW Atlanta

Officers arrived around 8:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of Smith Street and found the child with a gunshot wound, according to Atlanta police.

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Officers arrived around 8:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of Smith Street and found the child with a gunshot wound, according to Atlanta police.

A 6-year-old boy was shot in the hand in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of southwest Atlanta on Wednesday night, police said.

Officers arrived around 10:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of Smith Street and found the child with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an Atlanta police news release. The child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Hospital and was said to be stable.

Police said the child’s 82-year-old grandmother was in the home at the time of the incident. She is cooperating with investigators, the news release states. Police did not say if any charges would be filed.

No other details were released.

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The boy is the eighth child to be injured by gunfire in metro Atlanta this year. Four have died, the youngest of which was 6-month-old Grayson Fleming-Gray.

The infant was shot while riding in a vehicle near a store on Anderson Avenue, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported previously. Two people — Dequasie Johnathan Little and Sharice Ingram, both 22 — have been charged in the killing.

Just last week, a 4-year-old boy died after being shot in his abdomen a week earlier. That boy’s mother and a man have been charged with second-degree murder.

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