A Georgia teen is in custody and police are looking for other suspects they say participated in the gunfire that injured an 8-year-old girl Tuesday night.
Authorities in DeKalb County say 17-year-old Curtis Trimble is facing two counts of aggravated assault.
“Other parties involved are not in custody at this time,” said police spokesperson Shiera Campbell.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the unnamed young victim was caught in crossfire between two groups of teens.
Police say one group was in a black car pursuing the other group in a white sedan.
When the two vehicles crashed, gunfire reportedly continued to come from inside the white car, striking the girl inside the black car in her buttocks.
She was reportedly transported from the scene to an area hospital with injuries doctors do not believe are life-threatening.
Investigators believe the shooting might have ties to a string of local car thefts.
One witness described the incident in an interview with WAGA.
“Guy was literally out the window, sitting on the window shooting back,” Ralph Callahan said.
Lewis Scott, another witness, said a shooter was “sitting in the window above the car shooting 20 to 30 shots.”
Suspects in both vehicles fled the scene as one woman nearby approached to provide first aid to the injured girl.
“The little girl kept saying ‘Am I going to die? Am I going to die?'” Wanda Scott recalled. “I just took her in and cleaned the wound up, put pressure on it, stopped her from bleeding.”
Police say Trimble was arrested Wednesday without incident.
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