Boy, 2, shot outside metro Atlanta supermarket

AP News
Posted: Jun 27, 2013 12:33 AM

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy is in stable condition at an Atlanta-area hospital after being shot in the abdomen during a robbery attempt outside a supermarket.

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander says the boy's father tried intervening in a mugging outside a Kroger store in Stone Mountain at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. They said the suspect later fired between eight and 10 shots into the passerby's car. One of the bullets wounded the man's 2-year-old son.

Witnesses told police the boy was carried into the supermarket and was placed on a checkout counter where a pharmacist offered first aid until an ambulance arrived. The shooter fled.

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The boy was in stable condition Wednesday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Authorities said they were hopeful that a surveillance system recorded clear footage of the gunman.