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Toddler Stable after Georgia Market Shooting

Pharmacist offered first aid to boy until paramedics arrived


 
 

Christian Boone and Ben Gray; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | | Thursday, June 27, 2013


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The search continues for a gunman who shot a 2-year-old in the abdomen Wednesday afternoon at a Kroger supermarket in DeKalb County.

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Police said the little boy was in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to piece together the chain of events that led to the shooting.

According to DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander, it all started with a mugging outside a Chase Bank branch and culminated with several shots fired in front of the Kroger on Memorial Drive and North Hairston Road.

The robbery suspect's target appeared to be a good Samaritan who tried to prevent the mugging, Alexander said.

Witness Jamilia Adams, 41, said she saw the two men yelling at each other. Up to 10 gunshots followed.

"It was during that time that the suspect obviously pulled out a weapon (and) fired into a vehicle where the good Samaritan's 2-year-old child was sitting," Alexander said.

Inside the Kroger, Betelehem Sheferaw, 19, said she heard the shots, then saw the father carrying the little boy, whose shirt was stained with blood, to the pharmacy. Paramedics arrived and transported the toddler to the hospital.

"He was crying really hard," said Sheferaw, still shaken by the incident.

Witnesses said they saw the gunman walk to the back of the Kroger. He hasn't been seen since.

Joshua Stanley of Buford was working on the grocery store's security cameras but said they were functioning at the time of the shooting. He declined to comment on what he may have seen on the monitors.

Police said they are following leads on a suspect but have released no additional information.
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Staff writer Cailin O'Brien contributed to this report.



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