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Girl 16, shot for her Hoverboard in Atlanta

January 4, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Girl 16, shot for her Hoverboard in Atlanta

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A 16-year-old girl was shot and injured Saturday by two robbers who attempted to rob her of her hoverboard she received as a Christmas gift.

According to Atlanta Police,  the girl was shot in her lower back after she was followed home by the suspects from a convenience store, around 6 pm Saturday. She is reported to be in good condition at a local area hospital.

The suspects managed to flee, but It is unknown if they got away with the hoverboard.

Sherica Davis told Fox 5 Her daughter is a friend of the victim, was shocked over the incident, “It’s crazy. Over a hoverboard. Really?”

According to WSB-TV, the bullet exited the girl’s side after striking her in the back.

The victim’s brother, Doryan Sanford said his sister was unaware she had been targeted by robbers when she was riding the hoverboard she got for Christmas.

“He just said, ‘Give it up,’ and I said, ‘What?’ He pulled out a gun and put it to my face,” Sanford said. “I pushed him back. That’s when I tried to close the door, and that’s when the bullet came through and hit my sister.”

“She was screaming, ‘I got shot,’,” he said. “I just got a towel and tried to stop the bleeding.”

Police conducted a search of the area with a helicopter. A description of the robbery suspects has not been released.

 

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