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10-year-old girl OK after stray bullet hit her in the arm while she was sleeping

Crime and public safety Metro ATL

10-year-old girl OK after stray bullet hit her in the arm while she was sleeping

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Illustration: A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

A 10-year-old girl at a Scottdale apartment complex is lucky to be alive after she was struck by a stray bullet while sleeping.

The incident happened at 10 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Oak Forest Apartments on Hatton Drive.

According to a police spokesperson, “At about 10 p.m. last night, officers responded to multiple calls of shots being fired within the apartment complex. The victim was asleep in her bed when one round came through her bedroom wall and struck her right arm. Victim was transported to Egleston with non-life threatening injuries. No suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.”

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