Woman, 67, shot multiple times as she slept in SW Atlanta home

Atlanta police were called to the residence on Henry Aaron Avenue about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday to investigate the shooting.
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Atlanta police were called to the residence on Henry Aaron Avenue about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday to investigate the shooting.

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A 67-year-old woman was shot multiple times when bullets tore through her southwest Atlanta home as she was sleeping Tuesday morning, police said.

Atlanta police were called to the residence on Henry Aaron Avenue about 2:15 a.m. to investigate the shooting. The victim told police she was sleeping on a pullout bed in the living room when “she heard several gunshots and a vehicle drive away at a high rate of speed,” according to a report.

The woman was shot in her arm and her abdomen, police said. She was receiving first aid from her sister and her 34-year-old son when officers arrived and took over.

Atlanta police found nine bullet holes in the front wall of the Henry Aaron Avenue home, according to a report.
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Atlanta police found nine bullet holes in the front wall of the Henry Aaron Avenue home, according to a report.

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The man told investigators he was asleep in a back bedroom when he heard about a dozen gunshots, according to the report. The woman’s sister was sleeping in another bedroom with a 5-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy who were not injured by the gunfire.

“I asked (the son) has he or anyone at the residence had any recent conflict with anyone,” an officer said in the report. “(He) advised me that no one at the residence has had any recent conflict with anyone. He also was not able to provide me with any suspect information.”

The victim was stable when she was taken to a hospital.

Investigators found four 9 mm shell casings lying in the street and near the curb, as well as what appeared to be nine bullet holes in the front of the home. One hole pierced a small Crayola chalkboard lying on the front porch, according to the report. They also found a projectile lying on the living room floor.

The shooting remains under investigation. No suspects had been identified as of Tuesday morning.

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