Shooting case turned over to Sheriff's office
Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:00 AM
An investigation into an early Thursday morning shooting, which was initially reported by the victim to have occurred in a city neighborhood, has now been turned over to the Sheriff's office, the authorities said.
City and county authorities later learned that the shooting occurred in the county, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
A woman told police initially that she suffered a single gunshot wound while inside a residence on Valley View Drive early Thursday morning, the authorities said.
"It was first reported that it happened in the city but later we learned that it happened on Deemer Road," Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
The woman, who is in a Meridian hospital, was shot one time in the lower stomach, he said.
"We have not determined if it was an accidental shooting or not," Waddell said.
Chief of Police Grant Myers said the woman was taken to Neshoba County General Hospital by private vehicle and later taken to a Meridian hospital.