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(UPDATE) Juvenile suffers ‘self-inflicted injury’ on Oakview Road in Decatur


(UPDATE) Juvenile suffers ‘self-inflicted injury’ on Oakview Road in Decatur

Decatur Police car. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur, GA — A local TV station is reporting that a juvenile has been shot at an apartment complex on Oakview Road in Decatur.

A Decatur Police Department spokesperson said the injury is believed to be “self-inflicted.” It is unclear whether the shooting is accidental or an act of self-harm. Decaturish typically does not report on suicides or suicide attempts but is publishing the information available due to the high-profile nature of the story. Witnesses reported seeing a helicopter in the area and emergency vehicles. A police spokesperson said a helicopter seen in the area belonged to the TV station.

“On 02-27-2023 at approximately 5:13 pm, Decatur Police responded to the 1300 block of Oakview Road in reference to a juvenile suffering from a self-inflicted injury,” Sgt. John Bender said. “The juvenile was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. There are no further details to release in this case.”

Police would not say whether it was a suicide attempt.

A Decaturish reporter visited the scene at 6:52 p.m. and the police had already left the scene.

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