Police investigating after woman shot inside Brookhaven apartment, officials say

An investigation is underway after a shooting occurred in Dekalb County Sunday afternoon.

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Brookhaven Police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News they are investigating a shooting in Brookhaven.

Authorities were called to the Esquire Apartments in the 3000 block of Buford Highway, shortly after 1 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her arm.

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According to Brookhaven Police, witnesses said a woman was walking outside when she was allegedly shot by an unknown source of gunfire.

During the investigation, officials said, the story being told by the people involved in the incident did not match the evidence on the scene. Investigators later learned the woman was reportedly shot by a bullet inside the apartment due to an accidental discharge.

Authorities said charges for reckless conduct and false report of a crime are currently pending. Police have identified all individuals involved in the incident. Their names have not been released.

The victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and is in good condition.

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