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APD: 6-month-old shot, killed near Atlanta's Anderson Park

Here's what we know.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced an arrest

More on that announcement, here.


Original story below.

Atlanta Police are investigating after a 6-month-old was shot and killed Monday afternoon near Atlanta's Anderson Park.

Where did the shooting happen?

APD said officers responded to 202 Anderson Ave NW. –  an area with a Food Mart convenience store and a small auto shop in Atlanta's Dixie Hills neighborhood shortly before 3 p.m. 

11Alive Skytracker flew over the scene earlier where several Atlanta Police investigators could be seen working the scene. 

Credit: 11Alive Skytracker

Who was involved in the shooting? 

Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said during a press conference Monday afternoon that two people were shooting at each other when 6-month-old Grayson Fleming was shot. He was taken to Grady Hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead, Bryant said. Investigators are trying to use video evidence and interview people in the area. 

"This was two people involved in gun violence and the child was an innocent victim," Bryant said. "We can no longer allow our criminals to continue to carry guns, we're going to work very aggressively."

Police said their priority continues to be to identify the two people involved in the gunfire that ended the 6-month-old's life. APD said its following leads and continuing its investigation through the night in order to bring those involved to justice. 

Are there any suspects?

Atlanta Police have released video footage of a car they're now seeking out in relation to the shooting.

The vehicle in question is the second one seen in the footage below. It appears to be a light-colored Jeep SUV, possibly grey or white.

Those with any information are asked to call Crime Stoppers either by phone (404-577-8477) or texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Atlanta mayor speaks on crime 

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens also spoke about the shooting. 

"I am here because I want the family of this innocent 6-month-old child to know that we care," Dickens said.

Dickens added that this is the third child shot younger than 6 years old in Atlanta this year. 

"The children are bearing the brunt and losing their lives because adults are unable to settle their disputes without going to guns," Dickens said. 

So far this year, Dickens said there have been a dozen murders in Atlanta, where nearly all involved guns. 

"I'm demanding that it stops," he said. "We're going to put an end to it. This hurts, this is a 6-month-old child that we lost... We're going to solve this case and we're going to bring justice."

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