ATLANTA — A toddler was killed and her infant brother seriously wounded by gunfire early Saturday as they slept alongside their grandmother, authorities and family members said.
Police said two bullets were fired through the door of a home in south Atlanta, striking 2-year-old Ty-Teyanna Motley and her 1-year-old brother, Isaiah. They were sleeping with their grandmother on a sofa bed, said the victim’s uncle, Charlie Howard.
The boy was in stable but critical condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Howard said the boy was shot near his spine.
“We never had any problems with anybody,” Howard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Whoever did that was a coward. My niece was only 2 years old. If they had a problem, they should just tell us.”
Police said they had no immediate leads and had not made any arrests.
Government looks into Nissan dealer
WASHINGTON — Federal transportation officials are investigating reports that a Georgia Nissan dealership sold a recalled vehicle without performing mandatory repairs.
Investigators say they are looking into at least one case of a Nissan Quest minivan sold by the Gwinnet Place Nissan dealer, in Duluth. The investigation notice was posted online Saturday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Web site.
U.S. transportation laws bar dealers from selling recalled vehicles unless they perform necessary repairs.
The dealer’s general manager, Lee Crumpton, said Saturday that he was alerted early last week and that the mistake was isolated to one vehicle. He said nothing happened to the customer or the car, which has since been repaired by another dealership.
Clemson students get Election Day off
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University has decided to cancel classes for Election Day.
Clemson President Jim Barker said the school used to have fall break around Election Day but recently moved it to mid-October. He decided Friday to go ahead and cancel classes Tuesday so students, professors and other employees can have plenty of time to vote.