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Tragic, Fatal Accidental Shooting Kills a Child in Publix Parking Lot in Lithonia, Georgia

March 03, 2022

According to an online news report posted on, a 4-year-old child was tragically killed in a shooting.  The shooting occurred in a Publix grocery store parking lot in DeKalb, Georgia.*

Law enforcement authorities stated that they responded to the incident at around 5:20 PM.  The caller stated that someone had been shot at a Publix in Lithonia, Georgia.

The child was transported to a local area hospital, where he tragically passed away.  Investigators believe the child was shot by accident, and the incident was not related to road rage.  The victim, a 4-year-old boy, was sitting inside of a motor vehicle with a family member, police reported.  No other people were injured in the incident.  There were no reports of criminal charges filed in the case.  The fatal shooting incident is currently under investigation. 

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