Child, 4, shot in the backseat of mother's minivan outside Atlanta

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a 4-year-old girl has been shot while her mother drove their minivan down a road south of Atlanta.

Authorities say the mother heard a popping sound late Wednesday, than turned around to see her daughter slumped over in the backseat.

Police tell WSB-TV that the girl was shot in the head. She was flown by helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Her condition wasn't immediately known.

The gunfire happened near Georgia 54 and Fayetteville Road in the Jonesboro area.

Investigators Wednesday afternoon were working to determine the circumstances of the shooting.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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