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Posted: April 7, 2012 9:50 a.m.

Police arrest woman in shooting of 9-year-old girl

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - Police in metro Atlanta have arrested a woman in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl in metro Atlanta.

Investigators say the girl wounded in the shooting Friday at a home in Riverdale is expected to survive after being shot in the stomach and was able to identify the person who shot her before being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/HWsNz6 ) Riverdale police arrested a 19-year-old woman who was at the home with the victim, other children and adults in a "babysitting kind of capacity," according to Police Chief Samuel Patterson.

The woman was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana. Police did not immediately release the names of the suspect or the victim.

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Information from: WSB-TV http://www.wsbtv.com

 

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