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Child shot outside of Kroger in Stone Mountain

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Police say a child was struck by a bullet outside a Kroger in DeKalb County on June 26 (Photo by George Franco/myfoxatlanta) Police say a child was struck by a bullet outside a Kroger in DeKalb County on June 26 (Photo by George Franco/myfoxatlanta)
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

Police say a child was shot outside of a Kroger in DeKalb County on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the parking of the grocery store located in Stone Mountain at the intersections of Memorial Drive and N. Hairston, police said.

Police said a Good Samaritan had confronted a man who had allegedly just robbed a pedestrian.

"A guy came up to another guy and just pulled off his chain and started running," said Shenequa Brammer, an eyewitness at the scene.

Brammer said the man lost sought of the alleged robber but then saw him again in front of the supermarket.  A confrontation ensued and alleged robber fired into the Good Samaritan's car, striking a 2-year-old child in the abdomen, according to police.

Witnesses said that the toddler was laid out on a check-out counter until the ambulance arrived.

The child was taken to Children's Healthcare at Egleston and is in stable condition, Franco reports.

Authorities are still searching for the gunman. They are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of getting an image of a suspect.

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