4-year-old shot while sitting in back of van

12:49 PM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
The minivan the family was riding in was towed by police as the shooting investigation continued.
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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police said a 4-year-old girl was shot late Wednesday morning while riding in the back of a van on Ga. Highway 54 near Poundgate Boulevard.

Investigators said her mother said she heard a pop from the back seat. She said that when she looked back to check on the four children in the rear of the van, she saw the 4-year-old slumped over in her car seat.

Police said the mother called 911 and began to render aid to her daughter. The girl was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Her condition is not presently known.

Police confirmed that a firearm was found inside the van and that the shot was fired from inside the vehicle. Clayton County Police took possession of the van to continue their investigation.

A family member was called to get the remaining children from police custody. The child's mother was taken to Egleston to be with her daughter.

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