Cops: Woman hospitalized after boyfriend shoots her during argument in Atlanta

Atlanta police said a woman was shot by her boyfriend during an argument Saturday in Atlanta, the fifth shooting the department was called to investigate over the weekend.

Officers were sent to the 200 block of Memorial Drive just after 11 p.m. on a report of a shooting, according to police spokeswoman Officer Crystal Johnson. When they arrived, police found a woman with a gunshot wound to her back.

The victim told officers she was shot by her boyfriend. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she is stable.

The boyfriend was arrested and charged, according to Johnson. His name and charges were not released.

The incident was one of at least five shootings that happened in Atlanta since Friday night. It comes amid a surge in violent crime that has led to an outcry from residents and business owners and pressure on public officials to prioritize the epidemic of violence.

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Anyone with information about the weekend shootings is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.