Girl shot when she hears gunfire, looks out window

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Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:16:34 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl near Atlanta was struck by a bullet after she heard gunshots and looked out her window to see what was going on.

CBS Atlanta reports ( that the gunfire happened around 9:40 p.m. Sunday at the Highlands at East Atlanta apartment complex on Flat Shoals Road in DeKalb County.

Police said the girl was shot in the shoulder when as she was looking through the window. She was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Police said she is expected to survive.


Information from: WGCL-TV,

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