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8-year-old girl hit by stray bullet

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An 8-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet while she slept Monday night in her family's northwest Atlanta apartment. 

It happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Shawnee Apartments.  Police say the little girl was sleeping in her bed when a bullet struck her in the leg.  They say the bullet traveled through an exterior wall and an interior wall before hitting the girl's mattress and striking her.  She was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where she was listed in stable condition.

Police say they believe the stray bullet came from an argument that was happening outside the apartment.  They say the fight was likely over money, and they're working to find the gunman.  They say they do have good leads to follow at this point.

Investigators recovered rounds from the weapon, which was an AK-47-style rifle, at the scene.


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