Child shot in the back while in bed

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  • 8-year-old Fairburn driveby home shooting victim Ahijah Gefford (family photo)
  • Crime scene at home of Fairburn driveby shooting victim, 8-year-old Ahijah Gefford
  • Crime scene at home of Fairburn driveby shooting victim, 8-year-old Ahijah Gefford
  • Fairburn home of driveby shooting victim, 8-year-old Ahijah Gefford
    

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- An 8-year-old boy was shot in the back late Tuesday evening as he lay in his upstairs bedroom.

The shooting happened at around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Hassana Lane in Southwest Fulton County.

His family says Ahijah Gefford is in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Fulton County Police Sgt. Scott McBride said several shots were fired from outside the house by someone in a vehicle, or possibly by someone in the neighborhood firing randomly. Police do not think the home was targeted.

Four other people in the home, including Gefford's mother, sister and grandparents, were not injured.

McBride said police do not have a description of a vehicle or a suspect.

Meanwhile, neighbors in the normally quiet subdivision, can't believe it happened.

"I've been living here about 15 years now, so far since I've been here it's been a nice neighborhood and I'm shocked to hear that happened," neighbor Dwane Landry told 11 Alive News.

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