Kids, teens across metro Atlanta among 2022 shooting victims

A 6-month-old was killed in a drive-by shooting Jan. 24.

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A 6-month-old was killed in a drive-by shooting Jan. 24.

In 2021, more than 25 children and teenagers were killed by gun violence in metro Atlanta and several others were injured. That violence has continued into the new year.

Here is a look at some of metro Atlanta’s youngest shooting victims in 2022:

April 16: A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot while his father was handling a gun in a bedroom. The father, Arnijae Stroud, 21, is facing charges of child cruelty and reckless conduct.

April 8: A 15-year-old, who was not identified, accidentally shot himself while handling a firearm in a Chick-fil-A parking lot on Turner Hill Road in DeKalb County.

April 8: A 6-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his 8-year-old brother at a Stone Mountain home April 8. The boy’s father, 29-year-old D’Onte Patterson, was charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to children.

April 1: A 3-year-old Austell boy was seriously injured after he accidentally shot himself in the head. A woman, Amaya Sands, was charged with second-degree cruelty to children.

March 28: Janiyah Jenkins, 4, was shot at a home in the 1400 block of Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County. She was taken to a hospital but died the following day. Levante Cummings, 27, was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree child cruelty.

March 21: A 15-year-old boy, who was not identified, was shot at the Oakland City West End apartments in the 1100 block of Oakland Lane. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition for surgery. Investigators said the teen was shot when two men in a white Kia pulled up next to him.

March 8: A 13-year-old boy, who was not identified, was shot while walking past the entrance to the Ashley West End apartments at 717 Lee Street in southwest Atlanta when he heard gunshots and was struck.

March 5: Joshua Adetunji, 16, died after being shot near Pryor and Bass streets, not far from the Atlanta Fair on its opening weekend. A 14-year-old also was injured in the shooting, as well as a 19-year-old man.

Feb. 27: Miyell Hernandez, 4, accidentally shot himself with a gun that was inside a vehicle after his mother went into a Publix on Panola Road in DeKalb County, police said.

Feb. 24: Kemoni Mack, 9, was fatally shot while at an apartment in The Station at Richmond Hill apartment complex in the 1700 block of Richmond Circle in southeast Atlanta, according to police. A minor, who was not identified, was charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of felony.

Feb. 16: A 6-year-old boy, who was not identified, was shot in the hand in the 1000 block of Smith Street in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of southwest Atlanta. Police said the injury appeared to be self-inflicted. The child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Hospital.

Feb. 3: A 4-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was shot in a Griffin apartment, according to police. He died a week later. The boy’s mother, 24-year-old Jamacia Lyons of McDonough, and James Lee Evans, 20, of Griffin, were both charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct.

Jan. 30: A 7-year-old, whose name was not released, was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old outside a Chipotle in Snellville. The 7-year-old was shot with a firearm that was left in a vehicle while an adult went inside the restaurant to pick up food. The injured child was alert when taken to a hospital, police said.

Jan. 26: Havord Head, 17, was fatally shot at The Commons apartments on Middleton Road, according to police. Investigators said they believed the shooting stemmed from a robbery involving narcotics.

Jan. 24: A 6-month-old, Grayson Matthew Fleming-Gray, was shot while riding in a vehicle near the Food Mart corner store on Anderson Avenue, according to police. Two people — Dequasie Johnathan Little and Sharice Ingram, both 22 — have been charged in the killing.

Jan. 19: A 5-year-old was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two drivers in the 1800 block of Campbellton Road when a bullet grazed the child’s back, investigators said. The child, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital and survived. Deontea Anderson, 28, and Paul Hinds Jr., 24, were arrested in the case.

Jan. 15: Kelvice Roberson Jr., 15, was shot and killed at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center along Windsor Street, police said. A man also was shot in the incident and survived. In 2017, Roberson’s older brother, Markeith Oliver, was shot and killed while selling water bottles outside a southwest Atlanta gas station.

Jan. 12: A 1-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was shot in a Harwell Road home when another child found an unsecured gun and fired it, according to police. The 1-year-old was shot once and rushed to a hospital, where she died three days later. The girl’s mother, Amaiya Dachanel Williams, 21, was charged with murder in the second degree.

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