Infant shot at apartments near rec center, Atlanta police say

An infant was shot in southwest Atlanta Thursday evening, police said.
Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 6:02 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 11:28 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - An infant was shot at The Commons in southwest Atlanta Thursday evening, police said.

“Once the glass was shot, they started panicking and running to the back of the house,” the infant’s uncle, Bernard Williams, said.

The Commons is an apartment complex on Middleton Road near the CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center.

“The victim is alert, conscious, and breathing,” police told Atlanta News First.

Williams said a man approached the apartment from the complex parking lot and fired gunshots through the glass balcony door, hitting his one-month-old niece, whose name has not been released, in two of her fingers.

“When I saw the look on my sister’s face, it was just pure rage and anger,” Williams said.

Residents say incidents like this don’t happen at The Commons, and Williams opined that his family feels their security has been violated.

“She’s hurt. This is a place she felt safe,” Williams said. “This is her home. This is the place her kids have always called home,” Williams said.

The investigation is ongoing.