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Tragic Shooting in Northwest Atlanta: A Young Mother’s Life Cut Short

In a tragic incident that unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning, a 21-year-old woman was shot and killed in her car while her toddler was in the back seat. The victim has been identified as Ne’Jah Cox, a resident of Atlanta.



The incident occurred near Hollywood Road and Center Street in Northwest Atlanta.

According to the police, as the car drove past an apartment complex on Center Street, three men approached on foot and opened fire1. The young mother, who was a passenger in the car, was fatally hit.


The toddler in the back seat, fortunately, was unharmed in the incident. The police have stated that the shooting was targeted at Cox, specifically. Part of the incident on Center Street was caught on surveillance footage of a nearby store.


The Atlanta Police Department is currently investigating the incident. As of now, they have not released any information about the suspects or a possible motive behind the shooting.



This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. The loss of a young life in such a violent manner is a stark reminder of the urgent need for effective measures to curb gun violence.


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of #NeJahCox during this difficult time. We hope that justice will be served swiftly for this senseless act of violence.


Writer: @leahgordone 📷: Facebook — Follow more at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews 

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