A 9-year-old US boy was hit four times in a drive-by shooting while filming TikTok videos
- Javonni Carson, 9, was shot four times during a drive-by shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday.
- His mother, Keyona Carson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her son was recording TikTok videos with his siblings in a parking lot when the shooting happened.
- Two adults were also injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made.
- Javonni has undergone surgery and is expected to survive.
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A 9-year-old Atlanta boy was recording TikTok videos when he was hit in a drive-by shooting last week.
Rising four-grader Javonni Carson was shot four times in the leg. He is expected to survive after undergoing surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital, where he is now recovering.
Javonni's mother, Keyona Carson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her son was recording TikTok videos with two of his older siblings in a parking lot on Flat Shoals Avenue, when a dark-coloured car pulled up and someone inside started firing into a crowd of people.
The family of 9-yr-old Javonni Carson awaits word from doctors after emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his body. The rising 4th grader is the latest child shot in Atlanta. Hear from his family only on Fox5. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/CTa5xRGPGT— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) July 9, 2020
"My other two kids were there, too, and they saw everything," Carson said. "Someone just drove by and started shooting."
She added: "My 11-year-old said he was trying to crawl over to (Javonni), but there were already so many people on the ground. I didn't know anything until I got to the hospital. I just knew he'd been shot."
Two adults were also injured in the Wednesday evening shooting.
The shooting was caught on surveillance cameras at a nearby bar. Authorities said that during the shooting, one man in the crowd armed with a handgun returned fire at the car, before the car fled the scene.
Police collected 42 shell casings at the scene, according to a police report seen by the Journal-Constitution.
No arrests have been made.
Carson's family have set up a GoFundMe to help pay for his hospital bills.
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