Police: 9-year-old boy, 2 others wounded in Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, were shot and wounded in Atlanta, police said.

The shooting happened Wednesday night in East Atlanta Village around 9:30 p.m., news outlets reported.

Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said officers found one man with a gunshot wound in his buttocks, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Witnesses told police more people were shot during the incident. A man and a 9-year-old boy were later found at a hospital. The man was shot in the hand and the boy suffered gunshot wounds to both legs.

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Police said all three victims were expected to survive. Police believe an argument lead to the shooting. No suspects were in custody.

The shooting comes after 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed over the Fourth of July weekend in Atlanta. Four other people were killed over the weekend, prompting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to declare a state of emergency and deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops.

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