Another child in Atlanta is hit by gunfire

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Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 5:35 AM EDT
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ATLANTA - A 9-year-old is one of three people shot in east Atlanta, the second child hit by gunfire in the city in less than a week.

Atlanta police say the child was shot multiple times in the legs when a Wednesday night between large groups of people erupted into gunfire in East Atlanta Village.

Two adult males were also shot. All three victims suffered injuries that were not non-life threatening.

Right now, no suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

A few days ago, 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed on the Fourth of July when multiple suspects opened fire in the car she was in.

Police released a video showing a person of interest carrying what they believe is an AR-15.

Investigators say they suspect at least three people were involved in Secoriea’s death.

A $20,000 reward is being offered for any information in this case.

Wednesday night’s shooting came a couple of days after Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in the Peach State, activating 1,000 National Guard troops to help patrol the city with the goal of trying to prevent violence like this from happening again.

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