Woman shot in northwest Atlanta

A woman is expected to be alright after being shot around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Atlanta Police found the woman shot near the intersection of Burbank Drive Northwest and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW outside of a homeless shelter. She was transported to Grady Hospital where she is expected to recover.

Atlanta Police say the suspected shooter fled the scene, barricading himself inside an apartment across the street from where the victim was found. After a short standoff, police say the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody.

Witnesses say the woman who was shot was a bystander. The suspected shooter's grandfather, Willie Burns, told FOX 5 News that he's sorry for what happened and is glad nobody was seriously hurt. Burns also says this was a "blessing in disguise" and that his grandson will know get the help he needs.

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