Juvenile accidentally shot by 11-year-old boy

- According to the Clayton County Police Department, a 12-year-old boy is undergoing surgery after her was accidentally shot by an 11-year-old boy, while they were playing with a firearm. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Clayton County Police officers responded to a home in the 10000 block of Fitzgerald Road in Jonesboro, in reference to a report of an accidental shooting.

The juvenile victim was transported via life-flight to a local hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery and said to be in serious condition.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that three juveniles (ages 10, 11 and 12) were playing together when they located and removed the weapon from a location within the home. Officers were advised that as the 11-year-old male was attempting to return the weapon to the place where it was located, the weapon was discharged, subsequently resulting in the 12-year-old victim being struck at least once. The children were at the location with an adult family member who was in another area of the home when this incident occurred.

Police are on the scene. Witness on scene says a woman was distraught, but saying "Thank God, my nephew is alive."

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