3-year-old killed in drive-by shooting in Decatur

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A 3-year-old boy was the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred on Easter Sunday near Eastland and Bouldercrest Roads in Decatur.

According the DeKalb County Police Department, the child’s mother was driving with her son in the back seat in a car seat when a gray Dodge Charger pulled up next to her and fired what police say the woman believed to be a paint gun.

Police say the mother realized her child was unresponsive shortly thereafter and pulled over, realizing the child had been shot. The child was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

DeKalb police are looking for a gray Dodge Charger with temporary plates. So far, no motive is known for the shooting. If you have any information on the vehicle or the suspects, please call the DeKalb Crime Stoppers line at 404-577-TIPS.

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