Teen shot overnight while in bed asleep in southwest Atlanta

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 5:38 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:50 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A 19-year-old is recovering after being shot overnight while in bed asleep.

It happened Thursday around 2:15 a.m. at the Villages at Carver apartments, located in the 100 block of Moury Avenue in southwest Atlanta.

Police say someone shot up the apartment and the 19-year-old victim was hit in the leg. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is expected to recover.

Detectives found multiple shell casings outside and are now trying to find the gunman and a possible motive.

Several people who live in the area tell CBS46 that senseless shootings like this happen all the time around there and they want the city to step in.

When we spoke to the police they said this is beyond deplorable and they are going to be aggressively investigating this.

“This is totally unacceptable, the child was in his house asleep. We are going to be aggressive with it,” said Christian Hunt, Atlanta Police Night Commander.

Police are looking currently through surveillance and for possible witnesses. They’re asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta.