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Sister shields baby from gunfire at SE Atlanta home

Both victims are expected to survive.

ATLANTA -- A woman and her 6-month-old baby sister are in the hospital after bullets showered a SE Atlanta home.

The shooting happened on the 600 block of New Town Circle at 9:15 p.m. As bullets started raining down, Amayiah was shielded from the gunfire by her mother's sister.

When officers got to the home, they were met by witnesses who said they saw two black males in a silver vehicle fleeing the scene.

Amayiah's aunt shielded her when the shooting occurred. 

A woman suffered a gunshot wound to her leg and a graze to her arm and the baby was grazed in the back. Nearly 20 bullet casings were found at the scene, according to police.

Both the woman and the baby were transported to the hospital alert, conscious and breathing.

Police said it appeared to be a random incident and do not have any suspects.

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