Six-year-old Ni-Shawn Moore was riding his bike outside a birthday party in an Atlanta suburb Saturday night when a man walked up to him and shot him in the chest, point-blank. “He just heard a pow pow” and then blood appeared on his chest, the boy’s grandmother tells WXIA. His family assumed someone shot him with a BB gun, but at the emergency room, doctors discovered he had been shot with a .22-caliber weapon, NBC News reports. Miraculously, the little boy will be OK, though the bullet that broke his rib will have to stay in his chest.
The gunman got away, however, and police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Gwinnett police at (770) 513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-TIPS. 11 Alive reports that the suspect came from the backyard of a nearby home.