DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police say a man mishandled a gun Tuesday night, firing a shot that injured himself and a woman in the same apartment. The bullet then went through a wall and hit an infant in an adjacent apartment, police say. The three people who were shot were all taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The shooting happened at the Windrush Apartments located in the 3800 block of Kensington Road. The man who fired the shot has been identified by police as 23-year-old Derico Clark. He faces a charge of reckless conduct, according to police.
Investigators said Clark was wounded in the hand. The woman in the same apartment was shot in the leg. The 4-month-old in the next-door apartment was shot in the back. Police said the infant was being held by the child’s mother at the time.