Georgia student shot in head at bus stop, mother says

Georgia News

ATLANTA (WSAV) – A 16-year-old Georgia student was shot and critically injured Tuesday morning at a bus stop, police said.

The victim’s mother told WXIA her son, Timothy Barnes Jr., was shot in the head and is currently “brain dead.” Latoya Nicholson said she now has to decide whether or not to take him off of life support.

According to WXIA, the Lawrenceville Police Department has taken a 17-year-old suspect into custody.

A lieutenant told the news outlet the shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. in a neighborhood called Saddle Shoals.

Both the victim and suspect are students at Central Gwinnett High School.

Principal Shane Orr called the shooting a “grave situation.”

Lawrenceville is a suburb of Atlanta, approximately 30 miles from downtown.

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