Atlanta apartment shooting: 7-year-old girl shot and killed at family gathering

Police in Atlanta are looking for the person or people who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl.

According to authorities, the incident took place at the Camden Vantage condominiums on Jackson Street in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighbourhood just before 10:15 p.m.

Officials said that when police arrived to investigate a report of shots fired, they discovered the 7-year-old child had been shot at least once in the head.

When medical personnel brought the girl to a local hospital, she had already passed away from her wounds.

Investigators said that when a dispute between two persons turned violent, firearms were fired at a family-style gathering.

“This investigation’s information to date indicates that a domestic incident escalated. We are aware that there was gunfire exchanged during that escalation, “Charles Hampton Jr., Deputy Chief, said. “Our victim was hit during this exchange of gunfire,” the witness said.

Officers are still working to compile all the information and talk to everyone who was in the apartment when the shooting occurred.

“We are aware that at least one male departed the scene. Right now, we’re attempting to determine how he’s involved “Hampton remarked.

Despite saying they want to apprehend the perpetrator as soon as possible, investigators have not disclosed the identification of the victim or a potential suspect.

Any death is awful, but Hampton said it is especially painful when a child is involved.

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