Gunman at large in Georgia over death of girl struck by stray bullet while sleeping

7 month ago

Sandy Springs news, Georgia news.

An innocent girl was fatally struck by gunfire while sleeping in her bed Tuesday, Georgia authorities said.

A stray bullet flew through the 11-year-old's window when a gang-related shooting erupted outside her Spalding Heights apartment at around 1 a.m.

“One of the rounds that were fired at the intended target missed, traveled through the victim's bedroom window, and struck her killing her instantly,” said Sheriff Darrell Dix.

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  • Police are now looking for the gunman, identified as 22-year-old Kionta Parks.

    “All indications are that it was a gang-related shooting and he was shooting at another person who pulled into the parking lot, from about 100 yards away, with a rifle and was just spraying bullets,” the sheriff added.

    Dix said that Parks should be considered “armed and dangerous”: “It's just the way he is. He's a monster.”

    About the victim, Dix said that she was from Louisiana and was “very well-liked and very talented.”