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Macon 3-year-old in critical condition after being shot in the chest

The toddler was taken to Atrium Health Navicent, but is expected to be transferred to Atlanta.

MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 3-year-old boy was shot in the chest late Friday night. According to a news release, it happened on West Napier Avenue near Mumford Road around 10 p.m.

It was reported to deputies that a 22-year-old woman was driving her Lexus down West Napier Avenue when an unknown person fired shots. One of the shots hit her 3-year-old son in the chest.

The toddler was taken to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent and is listed in critical but stable condition. The sheriff’s office told 13WMAZ the toddler would be going from Macon to an Atlanta hospital for treatment.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

There is no information on a possible suspect. Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500.

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