The child's mother, Rashonda Craig, told WSB-TV that the situation was like a nightmare. She said she was driving on Bouldercrest Road in southeast Atlanta around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when she saw someone pull up in a gray Dodge Charger and point what she thought to be a paintball gun at her vehicle.
“My baby was sleeping in the backseat when I saw the car come past,” Craig said. “I saw a paintball gun but then I heard a real gun. When I heard the gunshot, my baby started crying. I didn't know my baby was shot.”
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Less than a mile up the road, she said she realized he was hit.
Craig said her son just turned 3 a few days ago and that she has no idea who would do this to him. She thinks it might have been a case of mistaken identity because she was driving a rental car.
Police said they are looking for a gray Dodge Charger with a temporary tag.