Atlanta police say a 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound Saturday when two robbers tried to steal a hoverboard she got for Christmas.
The teen was shot around 6 p.m. after the robbers followed her home from a convenience store, Fox 5 Atlanta reported Saturday.
Police said a bullet struck the girl in her lower back.
She was in good condition at a hospital.
The robbers got away. It wasn't clear if they made off with the hoverboard.
“It’s crazy. Over a hoverboard. Really?” Sherica Davis told Fox 5. Her daughter is a friend of the victim.
WSB-TV reported Sunday the bullet came out the girl's side after it struck her in the back.
Her brother Doryan Sanford said his sister was riding the hoverboard she got for Christmas and didn’t realize she had been targeted by robbers.
“He just said, ‘Give it up,’ and I said, ‘What?’ He pulled out a gun and put it to my face," Sanford told the station. “I pushed him back. That’s when I tried to close the door and that’s when the bullet came through and hit my sister.”
“She was screaming and screaming, ‘I got shot,’” he said. “I just got a towel and tried to stop the bleeding.”
Police searched the area with a helicopter.
There was no word on a description of the robbery suspects.