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16-month-old baby hit by gunfire while inside Grovetown house

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Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 12:06 PM EST
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GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - According to the Grovetown Police Department, a 16-month-old was grazed by a bullet Friday evening.

According to the department, police were responding to a call at the 500 block of Lory Lane in reference to shots fired in the area. While en route, they received a call about a child who was struck by gunfire nearby the 300 block of Congling Circle.

When officers arrived at the home, they found a mother holding her 16-month-old baby. The baby had a superficial wound to the scalp. Police said the mother had been sleeping in the master bedroom when the baby was struck while sleeping in a crib in a different bedroom.

In total, police believe two bullets where shot into the home from the outside, with one ending in the master bedroom and the other ending in the baby’s room.

The baby was treated for their injuries, and has now been released.

Evidence found in the investigation led officials to believe this was not a drive-by shooting. According to officials, it appears that this was an incident involving a person(s), acting recklessly with a firearm, which resulted in the residence and child being struck.

If you have any information about this shooting, you are urged to call police at 706-836-1212.

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