The taking pictures occurred round 3 p.m. at a Meals Mart on Anderson Avenue when two folks had been concerned in an unspecified altercation. The child was caught within the crossfire and was not the supposed goal, authorities stated.
“These kids are bearing the burden and the ache of adults who’re selecting to make use of weapons to unravel disputes,” Mayor Andre Dickens stated alongside police Chief Rodney Bryant. “The kids are bearing this burden with their lives, and I’m right here to ask, and to demand, that it cease proper now.”
The kid was taken to a hospital however died. Bryant stated his officers had been consoling the mom.
“That is painful. This one hurts for a … 6-month-old to be using down the road and turn out to be a sufferer to gun violence — random gun violence — between two individuals who can’t resolve a easy situation,” he stated.
He stated investigators had been engaged on leads.
Within the first three weeks of 2022, three kids below six have been shot in Atlanta and two have misplaced their lives. A 5-year-old was grazed by a bullet Wednesday after two drivers exchanged gunfire. The kid was in a separate car when a bullet struck them within the again.
The 2 suspects had been arrested.
On Jan. 12, a 1-year-old was killed by one other baby after they had been left unsupervised in a room with a firearm, police stated. The mom of the kid that died, Amaiya Dachanel Williams, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide.
“Over the previous 12 months, there have been too many occasions the place our officers have responded to a name of a kid shot who was significantly injured or killed because of the negligence of adults who’re trusted to guard them,” the Atlanta Police Division stated throughout an announcement of the arrest.
As of Monday, there have been 12 homicides within the metropolis.