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Teen shot while protecting family from robbers

ATLANTA -- A 15-year-old Atlanta boy is in stable condition after being shot during an attempted robbery.

It happened late Thursday at the intersection of Division Street and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in northwest Atlanta.


The victim told police he was on the porch of a house, while his uncle's girlfriend was at the street corner. A gray Toyota Camry pulled up to the woman, and two men inside the car tried to rob her.

The teen said he ran to help the woman, and one of the men shot him once in the chest. Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said only one of the suspects was seen with a weapon. The suspects managed to get away with the woman's purse.

The 15 year old's name was not released. He was alert and breathing when an ambulance arrived, and is now being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.

No arrests have been made. The investigation continues.