ATLANTA — Atlanta Police are trying to find the gunman whose bullets hit a 10-year-old girl while she was inside her home.
According to officials, the shooting happened in the 2500 block of Susan Lane in SW Atlanta just after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
When officers arrived, they found a 10-year-old girl suffering from gunshot wounds to her buttocks and leg. Police said she was watching TV with her family when the shooting happened.
The child was transported to Egleston Hospital in stable condition and her wounds don't appear to be life threatening.
Investigations revealed that the shots were fired from outside of the house. Witnesses reported hearing around seven rounds.
Neighbors on the same block say that the neighborhood is quiet and consists of mostly older residents.
"There's only a few kids on the block and they all play together without having any problems," Mitchell Carter, a 25-year resident, said.
11Alive pulled statistics from the Atlanta Police Department for calls for service to the home. Data shows officers have responded to the home multiple times in the last year for various incidents, including noise complaints, fights and a person shot call.
The current incident is still being investigated and police have no suspects at this time. However they said they are getting tips about a suspicious vehicle seen leaving the scene.
"Witnesses say the suspects vehicle could be described as a silver sedan with two doors that left the location after the shooting took place," said Atlanta Police spokesman Donald Hannah.
If anyone has information on the incident, they're asked to call the Atlanta Police Department.