Police: Assailant shot 6-year-old boy as he rode on his bike


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Police are searching for someone they say approached a 6-year-old boy as he rode his bike outside Atlanta and shot him in the chest.

Gwinnett County police said in a Monday statement that “it’s imperative” the suspect is apprehended in the Saturday shooting of Ni-Shawn Moore.

Police said previously that the boy was shot during a neighborhood birthday party in the Lawrenceville area, northeast of Atlanta. Police said he’s expected to survive.

Police said initial reports were that the boy was shot with a BB or pellet gun, but hospital workers later determined that he was actually shot by a small-caliber bullet.

Police said their investigation has found that someone approached the boy and shot him in the upper chest. They haven’t given any possible motives.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tracking COVID-19 in the Bay Area

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News