6-year-old boy shot during Gwinnett Co. party

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) – A 6-year-old boy was shot at a party in Gwinnett County Saturday night.

Around 6:18 p.m., Gwinnett County police officers responded to call about a person shot on Cannonball Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

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The victim, a 6-year-old boy, had a small wound on his chest.

He had reportedly been shot with a BB or pellet gun by an unknown person. The child was able to walk and speak normally, and was taken to a local hospital by his mother.

However, the hospital determined the child had actually been shot by a small caliber bullet, not a BB or pellet.

He was then taken by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

Detectives determined the shooting took place at a party in the neighborhood where the victim lives.

No suspects are in custody and no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information, please contact 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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