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6-year-old shot in the chest during neighborhood party

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(WXIA) Police say a 6-year-old is recovering from injuries after he was shot in the chest during a neighborhood party.

Officers responded to a person shot call on Cannonball Court in Lawrenceville around 6 in the evening on Saturday. When they got there, they found the 6-year-old victim with a small wound in the chest. Officers initially thought the boy had been shot with a BB or pellet gun, and was transported to a local hospital by his mother.

Doctors at the hospital determined that the boy's injuries were more serious than originally thought and had him transported to Children's Hospital in Atlanta by helicopter. The boy is expected to survive his injuries.

An initial investigation determined that the boy was actually shot by a small caliber bullet and not by a BB or pellet. Detectives say the shooting happened during a party in the neighborhood where the boy lives. Authorities have not been able to determine who fired the gun, and no suspects have been charged.

Detectives are requesting that anyone with information to contact police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 to remain anonymous.

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