- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a stray bullet killed an 81-year-old woman as she played cards on her screened-in porch in Atlanta.

Atlanta police searching for the person who fired the shot.

Police say Mildred Martin was playing cards at her home in northwest Atlanta on Monday night when a bullet pierced the enclosed porch and struck her in the back.

WSB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1h2a7kI) that the gunfire happened about 200 yards from Martin’s house on Proctor Street, based on where crime scene technicians found shell casings.

Atlanta police Major Adam Lee III said investigators believe she was sitting in her chair when the gunshot struck her.

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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html


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