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Teen girl shot at Carroll Heights home, police say

This happened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on Venus Place.

ATLANTA — A 17-year-old girl was shot Tuesday night in her Carroll Heights home in northwest Atlanta, according to police.

Atlanta police said the shooting happened just before 10 p.m.,  with gunfire coming from outside the home.

The teen was rushed to a hospital. At this time, there is no word on the extent of her injuries. A neighbor tells 11Alive she heard everything while she was standing in her kitchen.

"I just heard a lot of gunshots, so I told my kids to get down," she said. "I tried to run to the door to see what was going on but I didn't see anything."

Police are still investigating the shooting. 

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