A nine-year-old girl was shot Saturday night at what is being called a community cookout at The Retreat at Marketplace, an apartment complex on the southwest side of Atlanta.
The girl was awake and breathing when she was taken to South Fulton Medical Center.
Police are looking for clues as to whom fired the gun. They began by canvassing the complex trying to find witnesses.
As of 10 p.m. Saturday, they were still investigating, focusing much of their attention on the unit where the shooting happened and the immediate area around it.
Many people living in neighboring apartment units gathered to watch the police work. None had anything to say about what happened.
The girl was at the cookout with several others when the gunfire erupted.
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