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Girl, 8, shot in northwest Atlanta, suspect photo released

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Police released a photo of a man wanted in connection to a shooting in northwest Atlanta.

A girl, 8, was struck by the stray bullet while sleeping on Monday night.

Police believe the shooter was her neighbor Jacobe Antoine Gilbert.

It happened at The Hollywood Shawnee Apartments located in Northwest Atlanta on Gun Club Road.

Investigators searched Gilbert's apartment on Tuesday, but he was not there.

Police said the child was asleep in her bed when a round from a high-powered assault weapon hit her in the left leg. She was taken to Children's at Egleston in stable condition.

Police said they believe the bullet came from outside the apartment in the parking lot.

They said Gilbert was fighting with another neighbor over $400 she owes him. When she wouldn't let him inside her unit, he began firing his gun toward her apartment. 

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-TIPS.

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