The early part of December, this year 2021 has seen a great reoccurrence of fatal shooting incidents in the state of Georgia, this has raised serious calls for the concern for the safety of the residents especially during this holiday season.
On the 10th of December, a little baby of about a year was wounded severely in an unintentional shooting incident that happened at southwest Atlanta, the child was said to be in a critical condition at the Children’s Egleston Hospital where he was being attended to. The tragic incident happened at home when the little child in the company of another kid was playing downstairs while their mother was upstairs, when the two kids accessed the firearm and it hit the one year old child. It is yet to be ascertained who owned the gun and how the kids could have gotten access to it. This is coming on the heels of another deadly attack where an 11 year old kid was killed.
On thursday, the 9th of December, the death of an 11 year old boy was confirmed following his being shot fatally by the alleged suspect who is a 12 year old boy, the 12 year old boy has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of firearm charges, the identities of the victim and the suspect have remained hiddden. The police arrested the suspect upon arrival at the scene after a 911 call, while there the 11 year old boy died on the scene.
Furthermore, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has decided to open an inquiry into a shooting incident involving a police officer that occurred in Ellenwood, Henry County. The shooting resulted in the death of one person and it occurred on the 9th of December, 2021. The incident occured during an homicide investigation being conducted by the Powder Springs Police Department, the Henry County Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and McDonough Police Department. While pursuing a lead, they were speaking with the victim who was also the sole suspect, when he picked up a handgun and a gun-fight ensued in which the victim died. Once the GBI conducts their investigation, they will send the report to the Henry County police station.
The city of Savannah in Georgia has been the home to 3 shootings which have taken place in 3 days. One of which happened on the 5th of December, 2021 where a 25 year old man was shot and killed, prior to that another shooting incident took place on the 4th of December, 2021, in this case, two teenagers were playing with a firearm when it discharged and the 14 year old young boy was injured although the injury was said to not be life threatening, and then again on the 3rd of December, yet another shooting incident was recorded. These incidents have caused great concern in the state especially it is recorded that over 169 guns have been stolen from unlocked vehicles through the year and the gun that was used in the shooting incident involving two young kids, was one of these stolen gun.